Author Archives: Wai Leng

My Response to: “Unschooling Isn’t the Answer to Education Woes – It’s the Problem.”

This is in response to the piece published in Forbes. Read the Forbes piece here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nataliewexler/2020/05/25/unschooling-isnt-the-answer-to-education-woes-its-the-problem/ I have no qualms with the first part of the title: “Unschooling Isn’t the Answer to Education Woes”, because it is true – it … Continue reading

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Learning from Home

(This was an article published in Oriental Daily a few years ago, on homeschooling, loosely translated into English here). When 15-year old Samanta was asked by her friends at dance, what would her future be if she didn’t go to … Continue reading

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Hari Raya MCO Concert 2020

Here’s the link to last night’s premier of our concert https://youtu.be/gX8gkmwEIZE And here’s the link to our classical music segment happening tonight! https://youtu.be/T4v_6h4rQro Enjoy! If you would like to participant in our future concerts, please write in to beyond.schooling@gmail.com Music … Continue reading

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The Time For Change is NOW

The global pandemic has caused drastic changes in the way we live, learn and work. The world was ground to a halt – schools and factories were closed, businesses shut down, and everyone was ordered to stay at home during … Continue reading

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Has our education moved on to the 21st Century or is it still stuck in the 20th Century?

Before we answer that question (yes, I know you already have the answer already but do bear with me, will you please? Thank you!), let’s have a quick look at what the 21st Century learning entails. Here is a good … Continue reading

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Moving education onto a higher plane

By April 13, 2020, a total of 192 countries had ordered their schools to close as part of the global effort to control the spread of COVID-19. This is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. According to figures from UNESCO, these … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Happy new education minister?

We were on our way back to KL yesterday, from our 5-day family holiday in Penang, when our daughter had alerted us to the breaking news on her phone: Malaysia’s education minister had resigned. And this morning, Dr Maszlee Malik’s … Continue reading

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Depression – it’s real

Peer pressure and society’s expectations can be just too immense for the young souls to withstand. We need to rethink the whole approach to educating our young. We should help bring out their talents rather than try to put in … Continue reading

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BECAUSE YOU ASKED: “What’s YOUR education philosophy?”

Have you ever asked yourself this question, before embarking on any educational pursuits? In fact, it is a very important question, of which, not enough discussions have been committed to it. Whichever path you embark on, you have got to … Continue reading

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Dear teenage self……

“Dear teenage self, it was #worldmentalhealthday yesterday so I wrote a little letter because it is such a strange time. Sometimes the world might feel too big and you’ll feel too small. Breathing gets harder and your heart will race. … Continue reading

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