Category Archives: Personal

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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Learning Beyond Schooling (Director’s Cut)

LearningBeyondSchool—Final Draft190307 (click here to download) Ever wondered how this site came to be Learning Beyond Schooling? This was the book that inspired the transformation from FamilyPlace.com.my to learningbeyondschooling.org. The book has since gone out of print, this is the … Continue reading

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Crisis in Education Malaysia

On the 3rd March 2020, I attended a forum titled ”Crisis in Education Malaysia” which consisted of 4 interesting speakers who spoke on the various issue plaguing our education system. The session began with Mr Francis De Luke, a retired … 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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