Name of Course Course Code Credit Contact Hours Medium of Instruction Prerequisite Semester Learning Outcomes

Philosophy and Education in Malaysia (Falsafah dan Pendidikan Di Malaysia) EDU 3101 3(3+0) 45 hours Bahasa Melayu/English Language Nil First/Second 1. 2. Explain the historical development of the educational system in Malaysia Evaluate the development of Islamic, Western and Eastern philosophy and implications towards the development of the National Philosophy of Education Explain curriculum development and the implementation of the Integrated Primary School Curriculum (KBSR) Practise and internalize the principles and needs of National Philosophy of Education (FPK)) and Philosophy of Teacher Education (FPG) in the teaching service Appreciate teacher’s struggles and noble efforts as well as accepting the work culture of a teacher as part of service to God

3. 4.

5.

Synopsis

This course consists of the development of Islamic, Western and Eastern philosophy of education; historical development of the Malaysian education system, the National Philosophy of Education, the Integrated Primary School Curriculum (KBSR) and contributions of teacher patrons in Malaysia. Kursus ini merangkumi perkembangan falsafah pendidikan Islam, Barat dan Timur serta sejarah perkembangan pendidikan di Malaysia; Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan, Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Rendah (KBSR) dan sumbangan tokoh-tokoh pendidik di Malaysia.

Topic 1.

Content Development of the Education System in Malaysia: • • • Pre-Independence Post Independence Current Education

Hours 4

2.

Basic concepts of philosophy and philosophy of education • • Philosophy Philosophy of Education

2

3.

Islamic and Eastern Philosophy of Education • • • Islamic Philosophy of Education Eastern Philosophy of Education Implications towards educational development in Malaysia

5

4.

Development of Western Philosophy of Education: • • • Traditional ( Perennialism and Essentialism) Modern/Progressive ( Progressivism, Reconstructivism and Existentialism) Implications towards educational development in Malaysia

5

5.

National Philosophy of Education(FPK) Philosophy of Teacher Education (FPG) Concept of Human Capital Teacher’s career as religious obligation: • • Religious perspective Perspectives of Philosophers

5

6.

4

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Struggles and Noble Efforts of Teacher Patrons

4

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Western and Eastern renowned educators National Teacher Patrons Background of teacher patrons Contributions 6 Roles of teachers in the realization of the National Philosophy of Education and Philosophy of Teacher Education 10

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Teacher in developing human character

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Development and Implementation of Integrated Primary School Curriculum (KBSR) • Curriculum Development Theories and Models of curriculum construction ( Objective and Process Models) Development of Integrated Primary School Curriculum (KBSR) Implementation of the Integrated Primary School Curriculum (KBSR)

Total Assessment Course Work Examination Main References

45 (50%) (50%)

Abdul Rahman Arof & Zakaria Kasa.(1995).Falsafah dan konsep pendidikan (2nd ed.).Shah Alam: Penerbit Fajar Bakti. Barrow & Woods.(2006). An introduction to philosophy of education. (4th ed.).London: Routledge. Nodding, N. (2006).Philosophy of education.(2nd ed.) Colorado : Westview Press.

Additional References

Armstrong, D.G., Henson,K.T. & Salvage,T.V.(2001).Teaching today : An introduction to education(6th ed.).New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Dewey,J.(2005).Democracy and education:An introduction to the philosophy of education.New York:Cosimo Classics.

Mohd Yusuf Ahmad.(2002).Falsafah dan sejarah pendidikan Islam. Kuala Lumpur:Penerbit Universiti Malaya. Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum.(2001).Falsafah pendidikan kebangsaan: Matlamat dan misi. Kuala Lumpur: Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia. Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum.( 2001 ).Kurikulum bersepadu sekolah rendah Kuala Lumpur: Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia. Sufean Hussin.(2004). Pendidikan di Malaysia:Sejarah,Sistem dan Falsafah.(2nd ed.).KL:Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Winch,C.(1999).Key concepts in the philosophy of education. London:Routledge.

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