Dr Melor Md yunus


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Presentation given by Dr Melor Md yunus, Deputy Director of PERMATApintar National Gifted Centre, National University of Malaysia on July 15,2011 at WORLD EDUCATION SUMMIT (www.worldeducationsummit.net) in the School Education Track: UNIVERSALISATION OF SCHOOL EDUCATION: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN EDUCATION

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Dr Melor Md yunus

  1. 1. Malaysian Gifted Education Program: Strategies and Future Directions   Dr Melor Md Yunus PERMATApintar National Gifted Centre Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  2. 2. <ul><li>Gifted and talented students as assets to the country </li></ul><ul><li>Group homogeneity and educational provision </li></ul><ul><li>1:10,000 ( 0.01 % ) </li></ul><ul><li>48 to 70 percent genetics and 30 to 52 percent environment (nature vs nurture) </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysian: 8.9 million children between the age of 1 to 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Rough estimation: 890 for any one year </li></ul>
  3. 3. IQ Bell Curve: WISC Score
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why the need for different provision? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Behave differently than their normal peer aged group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different learning characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many creative characteristics </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What Has Been Done <ul><li>RMK-9 (2006-2010) Paper Issue written by the Inter-Agency Planning Group (IAPG) </li></ul><ul><li>Why educational provision for the gifted and talented is critical in Malaysia? </li></ul><ul><li>Education Planning and Research Department, Ministry of Education (EPRD) research in 2006 examines the needs to provide special education program for the gifted and talented in Malaysia </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where Are We Now: The PERMATApintar Project <ul><li>The government has mandated UKM to initiate the gifted program in Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Pusat PERMATApintar UKM </li></ul><ul><li>Programs offered under four different Units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talent Search and Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UKM - JHU-CTY School Holiday Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PERMATApintar Education Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASASIpintar </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Talent Search and Talent Management Unit <ul><li>PERMATApintar UKM1 Test </li></ul><ul><li>PERMATApintar UKM2 Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measures Cognitive Abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 500,000 students have tried UKM1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 10,000 students have tried UKM2 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. JHU-CTY-UKM PERMATApintar SCHOOL HOLIDY PROGRAM <ul><li>Consulting agreement and partnership between Johns Hopkins University-Center for Talented Youth and Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>The Educational Institute at JHU-CTY for training </li></ul><ul><li>Students aged between 9 to 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted at UKM for 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Courses offered </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROPOSED MALAYSIAN GIFTED EDUCATION MODEL PENDIDIKA PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF MALAYSIAN EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF GIFTED AND TALENTED 1 2 3 4 5 6 1: Good command of knowledge and skills 2: Responsible 3: Morally and ethically conscious 4: Effective leaders, communicators and team players 5: Display creative and innovative thinking 6: Global attitude, display entrepreneurship and effective managerial skills NATIONAL PILLARS NATIONAL PILLARS NATIONAL PILLARS INNOVATE EXPLORE UNIQUE NEP NATURAL ABILITIES LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS CREATIVE & INOVATIVE THINKERS
  10. 10. Strategies and Future Directions: <ul><li>Schools should be given the freedom to improve on the curriculum and any aspects related to teaching and learning that involve the gifted and talented students. </li></ul><ul><li>The educational program given should be able to tap the students potential to the fullest. </li></ul><ul><li>The Teacher Education Institute should introduce courses related to educating the gifted and talented. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>At present, the program is conducted in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Plans are also made to expand the program to other universities within Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>The program has offered 8 international students from 3 countries. The invitation to participate in the school holiday program will be expanded to other countries especially Asian countries. </li></ul>Strategies and Future Directions:
  12. 12. Strategies and Future Directions: <ul><li>The on-line tests will be opened not only to Malaysian children, but also to children from the international community. </li></ul><ul><li>Johns-Hopkins University-Center for Talented Youth has also made an offer for Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, UKM to offer management training for the school holiday program to other countries especially the Asian countries. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You