Apakah cara yang terbaik untuk menguji kemahiran murid sekolah rendah? How should primary school students be tested?
Berikut ialah petikan daripada komen-komen tentang siaran kami pada minggu lepas, dan juga komen di Twitter tentang topik ini. Here are some comments from readers about our post last week, as well as some comments from Twitter about this topic.
From Xenobio, on the Dialog Pendidikan website:
A lot of Malaysians look toward Singapore as a model for how we should run our education system, in some cases with more idol-worship than critical thinking. The general perception is that Singapore is a very intensive, hothouse type of academic culture. Guess what? Last year they announced that they are also abolishing exams for lower primary. They’re also reducing them for upper primary and for lower secondary students. …
Actually even before this, the previous year I had met up with a friend who had moved his family from Singapore back to Malaysia some years ago because he wanted his children to grow up in a more relaxed environment. The last time I saw him, he shared that he was thinking of moving his kids BACK to Singapore because the system was now becoming LESS stressful than Malaysian Chinese schools.
Daripada JS Jamal, membincangkan dasar pemansuhan peperiksaan Tahap 1 di Twitter:
Paling penting murid-murid tidak stress belajar. Zaman saya ke sekolah penuh rasa gembira & suasana pembelajaran pun nyaman. Betul zaman berubah, namun modal insan untuk dipasakkan pada anak-anak sangat penting. Jangan silibus subjek kemain melangit, tetapi jiwa mereka tiada mutu
Daripada Nia, membincangkan dasar pemansuhan peperiksaan Tahap 1 di Twitter:
Setuju. Tak sesuai anak2 darjah 1-3 dibebankan dgn exam. Sebaiknya usia ni tumpu pada pembentukan sahsiah supaya dewasa nanti jadi beradab.
From Hwa Hui-En, on Facebook:
I think it’s good to have some types of assessments to see how the students are progressing so that the teachers can adjust their teaching accordingly. It’s sad and shocking to hear of students progressing to Form 1 who can’t read and write properly. If it is detected earlier that these students haven’t mastered basic literacy, the school should respond by providing additional coaching in those areas.
From TY Chang, on the Dialog Pendidikan website:
I think we should keep the mid-year and end-of-year exams even for children in Tahap 1. Written exams are simpler to administer and more objective when compared to “storytelling, simple projects, games, role-playing and quizzes”. Moreover, too much lesson time will be taken up to assess children by these means, especially when there are many children in the class.
We should also keep in mind that children who are shy or do not have good oral skills will not do well in storytelling or role-playing. So how will they be assessed?
Daripada Boo Soon Yew, membincangkan dasar pemansuhan peperiksaan Tahap 1 di Twitter:
Langkah positif ke arah menghilangkan beban peperiksaan.. Namun, harap penilaian objektif yg bakal dilaksanakan jangan menjadi beban pula kepada para guru yg menghadapi masalah peningkatan “paper work” seperti di Tingkatan 1,2,3 ke arah PT3.
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