Ministry of Education Brunei

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This presentation was made to Education Minister Brunei Pehin Orang kaya Seri ratna Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) Dr Hajjah Romaizah bte Haji Mohd Salleh

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Ministry of Education Brunei

  1. 1. Success Factors in Improving Achievement and Attitude in Mathematics Yeap Ban Har, Ph.D. Principal Marshall Cavendish Institute
  2. 2. Critical Role of Mathematics Learning
  3. 3. | Hanusek, Jamison, Jamison & Woessmann 2008
  4. 4. Student Outcomes: Now
  5. 5. Source|PISA 2012
  6. 6. Source|PISA 2012
  7. 7. Source|PISA 2012
  8. 8. Source|PISA 2012
  9. 9. Student Outcomes: Then
  10. 10. “Upon separation from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore was faced with … high levels of unemployment and poverty. 70% of Singapore’s households lived in badly overcrowded conditions, and a third of its people squatted in slums on the city fringes. Unemployment averaged 14%, GDP per capita was less than $2,700, and half of the population was illiterate.”
  11. 11. 1980 Curriculum Development Institute of Singapore 1992 Introduction of Problem Solving Curriculum in Mathematics
  12. 12. 1997 Thinking Schools, Learning Nation 2004 Teach Less, Learn More 2012 Student Centred, Values Driven
  13. 13. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500’s Japan Hong Kong Japan Korea Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore 400’s Thailand Philippines Singapore Thailand Malaysia Thailand Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Philippines Indonesia Philippines 300’s | Hanusek, Jamison, Jamison & Woessmann 2008
  14. 14. Critical Success Factors
  15. 15. Country % of Low Performers % of High Performers Mean Singapore 8.3 40.0 573 Vietnam 14.2 13.3 511 Thailand 49.7 2.6 427 Malaysia 51.8 1.3 421 Indonesia 75.7 0.3 375 OECD 23.1 12.6 494 | PISA 2012
  16. 16. Country % of Low Performers % of High Performers Mean Shanghai 3.8 55.4 613 Singapore 8.3 40.0 573 Hong Kong 8.5 33.7 561 South Korea 9.1 30.9 554 Japan 11.1 23.7 536 Finland 12.3 15.3 519 OECD 23.1 12.6 494 | PISA 2012
  17. 17. Directions Relevant Curriculum
  18. 18. Push Factor Assessment Focuses on Higher-Order Thinking
  19. 19. Support Factor Professional Development
  20. 20. Support Factor Curriculum Leadership
  21. 21. Features of Teacher Training: What
  22. 22. Lesson Structure Three-Part Format to facilitate problem-solving approach
  23. 23. Pedagogical Tools Model Method
  24. 24. Content Knowledge Meaning of Denominator
  25. 25. Pedagogical Content Knowledge Assessment & 1  3  4 2 4 6 Remediation
  26. 26. Features of Teacher Training: How
  27. 27. changing mindsets constructing knowledge enhancing capacity to learn
  28. 28. Teachers as Learners Teachers as Observers of Learning Teachers as Reflective Practitioners
  29. 29. Success Factors in Improving Achievement and Attitude in Mathematics Yeap Ban Har, Ph.D. Principal Marshall Cavendish Institute

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