Smart School is a Malaysian education system which learning institution that reconstruct systematically teaching-learning and school management in order to prepared children for Information Age. Smart School had become one of the seven flagship of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) that will carry out in 2000.
Contain five important agenda that need to be fulfill which are : Provide all-round development of the individual from intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual. Provide opportunities to enhance individual strengths and abilities. Produce a thinking and technology literate workforce. Democratic education Increase participation of stakeholders.
Able to make the education to achieve the goals of National Philosophy of Education. Designed to : Help student to achieved balanced and overall development (cognitive, physical, communication and affective). Integration of skills, attitudes and knowledge Provide intended learning outcomes explicitly stated for different levels of abilities allowing for self-paced learning across grades and also ensure that all the students accept an equal access for the best quality learning.
Integration of values, skills, correct use of language across the curriculum and also help in the integration of knowledge. Thematic, multidisciplinary and continuous across learning areas. Malaysian Smart School Vision of Curriculum has 9 aspects in it which are meaningful, socially responsible, multicultural, reflective, holistic, global, open-ended, goal-based and technological.
Student-centered. Innovative methods of teaching : the process, modes and tasks will be varied. Mix of learning strategies is introduced : directive strategies, meditative strategies, generative strategies and many more. Possible roles of teacher and students : teacher- centered, teacher as mentor and model, teacher as coach or facilitator and lastly student centered. Three differentiating factors : establishment of learning objectives, determination of instructional tasks and selection of resources for tasks.
Holistic, element-based, criterion-referenced, on-line and many more. Holistic : not only cover achievement but readiness, progress, achievement and aptitude. Element-based : ability to demonstrate ideas and ability to estimate quantities. Criterion-referenced assessment is a form of assessment that evaluates an individuals performance based on a predetermined set of criteria. On-line assessment means that the items for smart assessment will be stored in a computerized item bank and be made available to users on terminals through networking.
Three characteristics : meets curricular and instructional needs, is cost effective, as well as cosmetically and technically adequate. - five components of quality - cosmetic adequacy, technical adequacy, instruction adequacy, curriculum adequacy and lastly, coat effectiveness. Cognitively challenging, attractive, motivates students to learn, and encourages active participation Combines the best of network-based, teacher-based and courseware materials
Teaching Managementand Learning System Process Technology Enablers In Smart School Concept Linkage to External Constituencies
All courseware were launched through the networked computer system. They had used a multi-modal approach combining the best of network- based and course materials. They also will use video conferencing, e-mail, video on demand and broadcasting technology to communicate with outside community in distance learning. For experiential learning, the simulation software and virtual reality is used to stimulate learning process. They also used Local Area Network (LAN) , local server or database, stand alone computer, audio visual and many more for the other learning like coollaborative, self-explotary, research, drill and practice, electronic assesement and inclusive education.
Self-Exploratory Learning Collaborative Learning Distance Learning Experiential Learning Research, Reference and Data Collection Electronic Assessment Drill and Practice
School Management Functions IT useStudent Affairs Using computer and database to maintain student profileFinancial Management Using computer communication to link the school’s databases to facilitate budgeting, accounting and reportingFacilities Using computer communication to link the school’s databases to plan facility scheduling, maintenance and inventory.School Governance Using computer communication like video conferencing, to link the school to the Ministry of Education for administration and policy implementation purposesExternal Resource To link the school to external constituencies for purpose of researchSecurity Management Using computer communication to link the school’s databases to the District Education Office for security management purposes
Other Schools Home/Parents Community Libraries University/college Companies Museum/Archives Local Authorities
Local authorities : on-line information about local social and cultural events to enable school participation. Act as a community centre to enable community involvement school activities and as an on-going learning centre. Parents can access the school for feedback on their children progress. Among schools :Optimal sharing of information and resources to encourage collaborative learning on a subject. On-line resource, references and information can be available.
Stand alone computer Local Area Network (LAN) Local server or Database Network Resource Secure Network Regional Server Central Server Video Conferencing Audio Visual Other such as Smart Cord and Remote Access
One of the seven flagship application that one part of Malaysia Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Launched in July 1997 A group of ninety schools pilot projects in 1999 that served as the main person for the eventual nation-wide roll-out of smart school concepts, material, skills and technologies
Year 2002, this projected was completed On year 2004 project beginning 90 schools that converted to smart school comprised into 6 different categories of schools
9 new schools (5 primary schools and 4 secondary schools, four located at the Sri Bintang Complex, two located at Batu Permai Complex and three at Putra Jaya) 36 residential secondary schools 14 Munshi Network schools 14 state primary schools 14 state secondary schools and three remote schools without direct electricity supply (two primary schools and 1 secondary school).
Limited ICT Tools Limited because: › to the price that so expensive › easy to damage Examples: › Computer labs › Continuous limitations to access the network hamper the effectiveness of technology supported teaching and learning process › Interactive whiteboard screen.
Need an intensive training in the use of technologies and in its integration into classroom activities in ways to enhance student’s thinking and creativity Teachers need improve their skills if they are to stay the developments in their profession and remain confident in their application of the technologies. Teachers need to sacrifice their weekend for ongoing the training
Hope all materials about education provide by teachers Students should play an important role in determine the direction of their learning by participation and activities
Busy with their work. They think that the Smart School education project is the responsible of government and teachers only. They do not care about it without thinking for their children sake.
People feel that smart school is same with normal school. They think that smart school is school for smart student only. They do not have any proper disclosure of smart school. Government needs to organize a carnival that promoted smart school programm to dismiss the misconception s about smart school.