Category Archives: Personal

Learning Beyond Schooling responds to Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

Sir Ken Robinson: If you want to stop the problems in education, stop causing them. Nobody has a clue, what the world will look like in five years’ time……And yet, we’re meant to be educating students for it. So the … Continue reading

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The future of education is in Creative education

When we talk about creative education – which can be defined as “using imagination and critical thinking to create new and meaningful forms of ideas where they can take risks, be independent and flexible”. Instead of being taught to reiterate … Continue reading

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Q&A on Teaching Your Own

Question from Sugitha, “This is great initiative, Wai Leng. I think it helps us all to learn from each other. I’m keen to ask 3 questions which are also relevant to the research I am undertaking on Homeschooling in Malaysia”: … Continue reading

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COMMENT | Covid-19 – catalyst for driving transformation of schools

Published 14 May 2020, 4:12 pm on Malaysiakini https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/525656 COMMENT | Our response to the Covid-19 pandemic in pushing the adoption of e-learning online at home is both innovative and exciting. This is particularly so especially from the perspective of digital transformation. … Continue reading

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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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