The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Page No. 79 - 84

Malaysian Education Plan 2013-2025: Transformation on Science Classroom towards Student’s Achievement in TIMSS and PISA

Authors : Mohamad Hisyam Ismail, Muhamad Furkan Mat Salleh and Sharipah Ruzaina Syed Aris

Abstract: Malaysian Education Plan 2013-2025 has outlined strategic planning with aim to raise Malaysian education standard to be at par to international standard. To measure the quality of the transformation of Malaysian Education System and comparable internationally, performance of Malaysian students in TIMSS and PISA were used. Many have raised questions on Malaysian student’s performance in both international assessments especially in the latest assessments where Malaysian student’s performance was far from convincing. Therefore this study was aimed to investigate is there any transformation occur in science learning towards student’s achievement in TIMSS and PISA. This research used qualitative approach where the data were collected through three methods which were interviews, observations and also document analysis. From the findings, the teachers agreed that TIMSS and PISA did affect teaching and learning in science classroom especially on the use of set induction. They also revealed improvements in science classroom especially on the integration of higher order thinking skills and the approach of science teacher in classroom. The study also highlighted the importance of using students centered learning in science classroom.

How to cite this article:

Mohamad Hisyam Ismail, Muhamad Furkan Mat Salleh and Sharipah Ruzaina Syed Aris, 2017. Malaysian Education Plan 2013-2025: Transformation on Science Classroom towards Student’s Achievement in TIMSS and PISA. The Social Sciences, 12: 79-84.

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