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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The pupil can also be asked to make short notes on the major characteristics of each animal; these notes can later be used for teaching the skill of “describing an animal “.

The class can be divided into groups of four or five.

He is encouraged to believe in his innate potential for education, and in his ability to activate and exploit that potential under the guidance of able “catalysts” or “facilitators”. Children at primary level can seldom perceive the long-term benefits of learning a particular skill.

Some of the above recommendations may be difficult to implement, but if the KBSR is to succeed, they have to be given serious attention as the system is heavily dependent on the role of sjllabus teacher.

KBSR- Constraints and Guidelines

One major complaint of teachers is that some colleagues do not contribute to the preparation of teaching aids; another problem appears to be that teachers are not willing to share their knowledge, expertise and products vis-a-vis teaching aids. This might raise not only his self-esteem, but also his intrinsic motivation for emglish to acquire a particular skill.

Conduct a feedback session, Do remedial teaching or reinforcement, if necessary. The skill of categorization can be taught in many different ways, but what is important is that the student should be able to apply the skill to any theme or topic that he enylish encounter in future, and use it in any problem-solving, or living-skills situation.


The New Straits TimesJanuary 10, The literature released by the Ministry regarding the KBSR does not discuss specifically, or comprehensively the methodology that should be adopted. A good way to make provisions for these factors is to build in variety as an active ingredient during class activities.

Given below is a list of suggested activities: The system will fail unless the teacher fully understands the principles, aims and methodology that shapes the KBSR. They are also taught basic counting, and the mathematical skills of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

By this means, it hopes to provide him with an all-rounded individual development which will help him operate efficiently within the social structure of this country.

Moreover, it facilitates syllabis reinforcement of learning since a particular discourse or sub-skill can be taught by syllaabus more than one mode. There are, of englosh, the regular holiday courses, but, according to many of the teachers, these are still not adequate. Feedback is obtained, and assessed, by other means, for example, oral replies, group presentation aims and class discussion.

She is expected to facilitate the effective education of the child, i. Teachers should be trained to create materials and activities that exploit the KBSR methodology. She engish 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.

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For example, the weaker students can be given worksheets with more guidance questions with word-gaps, rather than just the topics of the questions, which can be given to the better students. For example, if the final goal, or terminal skill is “to group words according to categories” KBSR The idea can also be illustrated by using skill Most of all, she has to be able to surmount the innumerable obstacles that are at the moment proving to be major stumbling blocks in the effective implementation of the KBSR, for example, the teacher-pupil ratio 1: For example the KBSR syllabus recommends that the topic “Food” should be the vehicle for helping students acquire the skills mentioned above.


However, a close scrutiny of the handbook Buku Panduan Khasand the Curriculum itself reveal that the following factors are stressed: For instance, they may not be able to imagine themselves being able to use skill 5. They could channel some of the administrative duties to clerical staff, and appoint separate teachers for co-curricular activities. Ask students to come up with a list of categories in topics or areas other than “Food”.

Institute of English Language Education. Each group is to think of three animals, as well as devise some questions 10 to 12 that they can.

Since the KBSR has already scheduled a list of skills ,bsr should be learnt, the child can be allowed to determine, or originate the content. She is subject to parental and administrative pressure to provide evidence of ‘proper” teaching and assessment; for example, pupils’ books must contain extensive written work homework assignments that must exhibit evidence of marking, or correction, despite the fact that some teaching activities cannot be subjected to this kind of assessment.

Students can be asked to sit in groups of four or five, and obtain information about their friends that they could later compile into individual ‘scrap-books” for example “My Classmates”. Then, she asked the group to combine the sentences into a short story, which the group leader would engilsh aloud to the class.

One teacher, whom I had the opportunity of observing, handled skill 4.

Some such measures could be: As far as possible, the learner should be allowed to assume a dominant participatory role in the learning process.