The Malaysian education blueprint 2013 and its effects on English language teaching in Malaysia

Pamela Lim Mei Shan, Melor Md Yunus, Maslawati Mohamad

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The Ministry of Education in Malaysia has introduced the new Education Blueprint, which will be implemented in three waves starting from 2013 until 2025. The Education Blueprint 2013 aims to raise the Malaysian education standard to international level and prepare Malaysian children for the needs of the 21st century. The effects of the Education Blueprint 2013 on English Language Teaching in Malaysia will be discussed in this study. A total of 25 secondary level English Language teachers were involved in the study. The research tools used are observation checklist, document analysis and questionnaire. It is found that English Language teachers are starting to change their pedagogy from teacher centred to student centred approach which involves many activity based teaching and learning. The research findings indicate that as a result of the change in teachers’ instructional approach, students become more active in classroom participation which is the key to acquiring the 21st century skills. Thus, it could be concluded that in order to equip students with the 21st century skills, they should be taught using the 21st century teaching approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-80
Number of pages15
JournalAsian EFL Journal
Volume20
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Malaysia
English language
Teaching
teacher
education
education standard
student
document analysis
Ministry of Education
classroom
participation
Education
English Language Teaching
21st Century
Blueprint
questionnaire
learning
Language Teachers

Keywords

  • 21 century skills
  • English Language Teaching
  • Malaysian Education Blueprint
  • Pedagogy
  • Student centred
  • Teaching approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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The Malaysian education blueprint 2013 and its effects on English language teaching in Malaysia. / Shan, Pamela Lim Mei; Md Yunus, Melor; Mohamad, Maslawati.

In: Asian EFL Journal, Vol. 20, No. 7, 01.01.2018, p. 66-80.

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