i don’t know if it’s overconfidence or simply lazyness that drives me to write this post, instead of completing my assignment..but anyway, here’s something i got from my 3 yr course in becoming a teacher at Vic..
since teachers here do not focus so much in finishing a syllabus, they can afford to focus on something else – classroom management..
their classroom management is very detail and elaborate, that they would be spending most of their time planning for future teaching, preparing some nicely “what needs to be done now” & “what can be delayed” tables..
i’ve seen my associate teacher preparing a development chart for each of her students in a particular class, by taking into account the student’s literacy & numeracy achievements, recorded at every month, in every assessment, with special focus on extra attributes e.g: helping friends to solve math problems – they will be merited for each extra attribute..
i mean, i know these works can cause such a huge hassle for the teachers but if that method can provide a supportive environment for learning to occur effectively, why not try to implement it..?
and good God, the education system has been changing back and fourth on the language matter – what language needs to be used as a medium of instructions..such arguments could harm if not kill the education system itself when they should actually look at more important factors like syllabus and exams and schedules and improving the teaching quality among teachers..
it’s not that deciding what language should be used as a medium of instructions in educational institutions is not important, but there are a LOT more things that need consideration..
owh my education system~
p/s: some people acquire a 2nd language as soon as 6 months after learning the language..some people can USE their 2nd language proficiently after learning the language for 2/3 years..but we Malaysians learn English as early as in kindergarten, but why after 10 – 15 years of learning, we can’t still use it..?why can’t people see this as a sign that exam oriented learning is not working..? URGH!