Initiated a sprint to validate the idea of transforming education
Tell us about your idea
Bebas will be built as a system to access and curate an abundance of education resources providing teachers and students to self-organize and self-manage for their teaching, learning and assessment.
Bebas will provide a one-stop infomediary services to Teachers in supporting them in role model teaching in terms of teaching strategies and resources.
Bebas will enable personalized learning for the Students group. Bebas will also enable peer-to-peer learning opportunities within the communities made up of teachers, students, parents, neighbourhoods.
Our initiative implementation will be rolled out in phases, and our current scope will be to develop the Teachers services only. Bebas is aimed at empowering teachers to make their own decisions on the appropriate quality and relevant teaching materials to enhance student learning experience. We hope that the teachers will make bold changes and not to be subjected to the contents set by education authority.
We will require a way to identify relevant and quality teaching resources for ease of access by the teachers. Teachers will then be able to use, review and rate the resources. The independent review and rating system will provide teachers with a starting point of reference in their search for resources.
The teachers will also be able to leverage these resources in their classroom teaching should their schools be allowed to open post lockdown. These resources should be made available offline providing students who do not have access to internet services with equal access to quality learning materials.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I was involved in the Malaysian Education Transformation Blueprint in 2012. Due to the involvement, I learned a lot about challenges faced by policy makers, education experts, teachers, students and parents. I am glad that the blueprint is still being implemented and it is not easy and it takes time. I therefore proposed this idea with the view of inspiring our teachers and students (subsequently) to take charge of their teaching, learning and assessment. Liberating teachers and students to self organize and self manage and not to over-rely on the authorities.