Review of the KBSR/KSSR English Language Syllabus – Philosophy and design of syllabus – Features of syllabus, components and organization of curriculums. KBSR HSP Year 6 by gelamkhovan in Types > Government & Politics. THE SYLLABUS The English language syllabus at the primary school level specifies. KBSR ENGLISH Educational Emphases SYLLABUS. STANDARD The English Language Curriculum for Primary Schools aims to equip pupils with.

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In order to engllsh this, he can be asked to utilize his previous experience, and enlist the aid and experience of his family and friends. There is, therefore, much duplication of work, not to mention ill-feeling among the teachers. There is no denying that the role of the KBSR teacher has become extremely challenging, especially in view of the fact that her change of role has received no bureaucratic recognition.

The task is a “meaning-focussed activity where the attention of a learner is focussed on the performance of a task rather than merely on the language needed to attain it. Also, whenever possible, groups should comprise of mixed-ability students, with the “weaker” ones handling the less difficult tasks. Learning takes place in stages, so activities need to be planned according to goals and sub-goals, and terminal 2 skills and sub-skills.

Some such measures could be:. Students can be asked to sit in groups of four or five, and obtain information syllaabus their friends that they could later compile into individual ‘scrap-books” for example “My Classmates”. The New Straits TimesJanuary 10, She has to ensure that these activities are in keeping with the aims and principles of the KBSR, that they exploit the methodology that is implied in the curriculum.


For instance, they may not be able to imagine themselves being able to use skill 5.

Another way is to create opportunities for individual, paired, group and class work. Given below is a list of suggested activities: She is heavily loaded with administrative and co-curricular work in addition to her teaching duties. One teacher, whom I had the opportunity of observing, handled skill 4. He is encouraged to believe in his innate potential for education, and in his ability to activate and exploit that potential under the guidance of able “catalysts” or “facilitators”.

This would cater to the short attention span of young children.

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Students who try should give evidence as to how they arrived at the answer. By this means, it hopes to provide him with an all-rounded individual development which will help him operate efficiently within the social structure of this country.

Interactive learning is upheld in the KBSR methodology because it is both fun-filled and pedagogically sound. This article aims at providing the KBSR teacher with some guidelines which might be of some help to her in the creation of activities in the language classroom.

KBSR- Constraints and Guidelines

The KBSR, however, assigns a completely different role to the classroom teacher, one that is less awesome, but much more demanding. Institute syllabua English Language Education.

It is also an appropriate vehicle for skills integration across the stages of learning; language skills and sub-skills are integrated in a progression that reflects their use in natural contexts. This in turn would foster more effective learning, as the student’s participation in the educational process is greater. There was full participation from all the students, and I could see that even the weaker students enjoyed themselves tremendously!

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Classroom activities should thus be contextualized so that they acquire greater authenticity, and meaning. Explain that the skill of categorization can be extended to other topics, and to many areas of study.


This is mainly because of an impractical teacher-pupil ratio 1: It is important that the learner realizes the relevance of what he is learning; whatever he has learnt should play a meaningful role in his life, and help him attain the goals that he has set for himself. For instance, englisn can be a self-contained unit that can be completed within kgsr relatively short period of time, if necessary. She is not expected to provide them with knowledge, but to equip them with the skills of acquiring the necessary information for themselves.

Ask students to name a englsh food-items, and list these on the board. Children at primary level can seldom perceive the long-term benefits of learning a particular skill. For example if a group can guess the answer within ten questions, they get four marks.

Despite this, many teachers rely heavily on workbooks because they lack both the time and expertise syllqbus create their own teaching materials. She is subject to parental and administrative pressure to provide evidence of ‘proper” teaching and assessment; for example, pupils’ books must contain extensive written work homework assignments that must exhibit evidence of marking, or correction, despite the fact that some teaching activities cannot be subjected to this syplabus of assessment.

Reinforce with examples – sweet, sour and savoury, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.