Review of the KBSR/KSSR English Language Syllabus – Philosophy and design of syllabus – Features of syllabus, components and organization of curriculums. KBSR HSP Year 6 by gelamkhovan in Types > Government & Politics. THE SYLLABUS The English language syllabus at the primary school level specifies. KBSR ENGLISH Educational Emphases SYLLABUS. STANDARD The English Language Curriculum for Primary Schools aims to equip pupils with.

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This event will be held at University of Nottingham Malaysia from 8. The teachers feel that they need more workshop sessions, especially directed at the creation of appropriate teaching materials.

In order to do this, he can be asked to utilize his previous experience, and enlist the aid and experience of his family and friends. Phase II strengthens and builds upon these basic skills: If possible, he could even visit the zoo!

Since language is a tool for communication, language learning should also lay stress on this factor. This in turn would foster more effective learning, as the student’s participation in the educational process is greater.

Therefore, the KBSR teacher should exploit what is readily available – a child’s innate curiosity, and his inclination for fun. Interactive learning is upheld in the KBSR methodology because it is both fun-filled and pedagogically sound. Despite this, many teachers rely heavily on workbooks because they lack both the time and expertise to create their own teaching materials.

KBSR- Constraints and Guidelines

The KBSR system forbids the practice of “streaming” or “setting’ students into classes, as it believes that no child should be made to feel inferior or superior to his peers.


The KBSR teacher has to be specially trained to handle the new role assigned to her, but due to the shortage of teachers in the country, she cannot be spared to attend comprehensive in-service training courses. Some such measures could be: There was full participation from all the students, and I could see that even the weaker students enjoyed themselves tremendously! She determines what is to syllabuss taught this need not necessarily coincide with what is, or has to be learnt by the passive pupiland she has this awful hold over the academic future of the child in the classroom!

Also, the authorities concerned should come up with measures that would act as syllabua and incentives.

The literature released by the Ministry regarding the KBSR does not discuss specifically, or comprehensively the methodology that should be adopted. Each group should ask questions of the group that is numerically next to them Group one should ask Group two, and so on.

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Teacher provides clues, orally, regarding the identity of an animal that she has in mind, and calls on students to guess the name of the animal. It is also an appropriate vehicle for skills integration across the stages of learning; language skills and sub-skills are integrated in a progression that reflects their use in natural contexts. There is no denying that the role of the KBSR teacher has become extremely challenging, especially in view of the fact that her change of role has received no bureaucratic recognition.

She is expected to help them acquire problem-solving skills that can help them survive in society, and understand and relate to the environment which contains them.

These skills can be approached in the following manner – Activity 1: However, what should be noted is that, in both phases, there is an implicit demand for the creation of opportunities for individual expression for example, through music, art and writingthe facilitation of understanding, and the employment of a variety of means to obtain knowledge.


This article aims at providing the KBSR teacher with some guidelines which might be of some help to her in the creation of activities in the language classroom. She is expected to facilitate the effective education englixh the child, i.

Endnotes For purposes of convenience, the student will be referred to as “he” and the teacher as “she”.

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There are, of course, the regular holiday courses, but, according to many of the teachers, these are still not adequate.

This is mainly because of an impractical teacher-pupil ratio 1: Then, she asked the group to combine the sentences into a short story, englsh the group leader would read aloud to the class. However if another group guesses correctly, they get two marks.

Paired or group activity is one of the best means of exploiting both the approaches mentioned above. However, a close scrutiny of the handbook Buku Panduan Khasand the Curriculum itself reveal that the following factors are stressed: However, it appears that that this source of teaching aid will soon be made inaccessible to them because the Dyllabus Ministry has issued a directive that bans the use of workbooks in the KBSR classroom.

The class can be divided into groups of four or five. She syllaubs, however, not forget his extremely short attention span.