INTRODUCTION• A learning institution that has been systematically reinvented in term of teaching- learning practices and school management in order to prepare children for the Information Age.
SMART SCHOOL OBJECTIVES Development of individual Create opportunities to enhance(intellectual, physical, emotional, and Democratizing education individual strengths and abilities spiritual) Increasing involvement of Produce a thinking and technology stakeholders literate workforce
Smart Schools Initiatives, Focusing On The Teaching And Learning Component
Smart Schools Curriculum- Achieve the goals of National Philosophy of Education- Achieve overall and balanced development- integrating of knowledge, skills, values and correct use of language across the curriculum
Pedagogy- Appropriate mix of learning strategies to ensure mastery of basic competencies and promotion of holistic development- Process- Modes- Tasks- Establish a culture for learning
Teaching-Learning Materials- to fully support the new teaching- learning strategies - cost effective, - cosmetically - technically adequate
Assessment- Readiness- Progress- Aptitude- Integration of technology as a tool to facilitate assessment- Will be conducted in various forms - classroom assessment - school based assessment - centralized assessment
Technology Enablers• Technology alone will not make Smart School.• Improve: Teaching-learning strategies, management, administrative process, capable, well-trained personnel.• Purpose: To make lesson more interesting, relevant, and meaningful.• Classrooms, library/media center, computer laboratory.
Progress• The milestone for the Smart School Flagship has 4 waves: – Wave 1(The Pilot)(1999-2002) – Wave 2(The Post-Pilot)(2002-2005) – Wave 3(Making All School Smart)(2005-2010) – Wave 4(Consolidate and Stabilise)(2010-2020)• Smart School implementation comprises two phases: – Pilot Project phase – Broad roll-out phase
• 87 pilot schools involved in Pilot Project phase which tested 3 models of technology.• Broad roll-out phase, the government of Malaysia is expected to play the role of architect and driver for the Smart School project in the ways to: – Prepare the guidelines and provide the basic amenities to schools according to their individual needs. – Actively encourage all school to become Smart School on their own initiatives by using their own financial resources and expertise.
• The Pilot Project tested the Smart School Integrated Solution(SSIS) via a few components.• When the Pilot Project was successfully concluded in 2002, a consortium of evaluators made up of experts from the local universities was commissioned by the MoE/MDeC partners to conduct an evaluation of the project.• This evaluation works began in April 2003 and report of finding was published in 2004.
PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES SINCE OF INCEPTION OF SMART SCHOOLS IN MALAYSIA
Teacher Multimediatraining infrastructure Material Learners attitude Administrator’s role
Teacher training Intensive training and counseling to assist teacher adapt with new environment. The training must have focus considerable attention to change mindset of teachers. Involves such as renovate training programs, significant additional infrastructureand mobilization of expertise: local and foreign.Now, teachers will be instrumental in creating conditions that will promote self-directed learning.
Multimedia infrastructure..The hardware and software: demand a heavy investment on it.Required the creation of interlinked national and local databases and resource centre. Successful planning, installation and maintenance required a radical change in approach. Required funding: new schools with all it’s multimedia infrastructure, maintenance, upgrading facilities.
Too • Fully hoping to passive teachers Must • Determine the play direction of their learning by active participate of the role activities • Nurture skills ofTransition to creative problem- global solvingenvironment • Learn to make a right decisions
Developed for all subjects in curriculum Sustainable supplyfor future: constantly Provide for replenished and higher fliers: updated average and slow learners. MATERIALS
ADMINISTRATOR’S ROLE AS EFFECTIVE MANAGER Networking The school Improve facilitate managementefficiency and involvement of parents and must be access to all community computerized concerned :effective partners and on-line
CONCLUSION This Smart School initiative can revolutionize learning beyond our grasp today. Ensuring the successfulimplementation of the Smart Schools will required a long-term implementation plan which set theperformance target that will be to met by the major players.