A review of Malaysia’s science education

Chong Kok Boon

Science education should follow Albert Einstein’s lead in challenging established rules, rather than regurgitation of current thinking. – F. Schmutzer handout pic, November 22, 2021.

THE underperformance of Malaysia pupils in international benchmarking assessments, such as TIMMS and PISA etc, is nothing new to us.

There were many research papers and opinion articles that pointed out the underpinned flaws in Malaysia education, such as a highly centralised and hierarchical system, the substandard teaching profession, outdated syllabuses, teaching pedagogies, and instruction language.

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