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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She determines what is to be 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!

For instance, they may not be able to imagine themselves being able to use skill 5. This situation implies that extra, or a different kind of guidance should be directed at the “weaker” students. Phase II strengthens and builds upon these basic skills: There is also provision for individual, group and class work. Therefore, the Wnglish teacher should exploit what is readily available – a child’s innate curiosity, and his inclination for fun.

He can be permitted to bring, or choose a text for reading, or determine topics for categorization, or select the animal, plant or insect that he wants to describe. These skills can be approached in the following manner – Activity 1: However, it appears that that this source of teaching aid will soon be made inaccessible to them because the Education Ministry has issued a directive that bans the use of workbooks in the KBSR classroom.

Institute of English Language Education. Ask students to name a few food-items, and list these on the board. She should, however, not forget his extremely short attention span. Each group consisted of mixed ability students, but the teacher accommodated the weaker ones by giving them easier sentences to “unjumble”. Syllavus, it facilitates the reinforcement of learning since a particular discourse or sub-skill can be taught by using more than one mode.

The above are just a few of the problems that the KBSR teacher has to contend with while trying to cope with the heavy demands made by the new curriculum. Some such measures could be: Given below is a list kbr suggested activities: In order to carry out the above activities, students will have to use listening, speaking and writing skills.


Comprehensive, in-service training should be provided for teachers, with special focus on the creation of activities for the KBSR. This event will be held at University of Nottingham Malaysia from 8. Participation is by invitation only. 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.

Parents should be educated on the aims, principles and procedures of the KBSR so that there can be more effective teacher-parent-pupil rapport. Ensure that the list is sufficiently comprehensive to enable various types of categorization.

The traditional educational system in this country has always seen the teacher as engilsh central figure in the classroom – englksh is the dispenser of knowledge which she keeps in a vast storehouse within her. This is mainly because of an impractical teacher-pupil ratio 1: There is, therefore, much duplication of work, not to mention ill-feeling among the teachers.

KBSR- Constraints and Guidelines

Children at primary level can seldom perceive the long-term benefits of learning a particular skill. The enlish of activities for section 3. Maximum number of questions that can be asked is ten.

There was full participation from all the students, and I could see that even the weaker students enjoyed themselves tremendously!

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Conduct a feedback session, Do remedial teaching or reinforcement, if necessary. Well-designed tasks would extend learning beyond the ehglish, and liberate the child to a point where he can view the broader environment around him as a source and resource of learning. What has happened in reality however is that the KBSR has spawned a proliferation of a new order of materials – mainly workbooks, some readers, and a few texts and kits.

The rationale for adopting the integrated or multi-skills approach in any ELT methodology is that this approach reflects authentic language use, where more than one skill is employed. The class can be divided into groups of four or five.

For example, in order to teach skill 5. Explain that food can be grouped categorized in enhlish ways.

For example, if the final goal, or terminal skill is “to group words according to categories” KBSR The KBSR, however, assigns a completely different role to the classroom teacher, one that is less awesome, but much more demanding.

Engkish 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.


Another way is to create opportunities for individual, paired, group and class work. Many still feel wary of treading confidently into the KBSR classroom. Allow students to work in groups; each group is to come up with as many categories of food as possible.

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 skill to be acquired should always be the ultimate goal of the lesson.

The game consists of 3 rounds. 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. The task is a “meaning-focussed activity where the attention of a learner is focussed on the performance of a task rather than merely on the language needed to attain it.

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They are also engilsh basic counting, and the mathematical skills of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. The Syllabis 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. However if another group guesses correctly, they get two marks. 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.

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 englksh cannot be subjected to this kind of assessment. Task-based learning has many other characteristics that makes it suitable as englissh technique which can be incorporated within the methodology of the KBSR.

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.