Establishing Online Communities of Practice Among Malaysian Smart School Teachers: Curriculum Reforms from Bottom Up

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  • ISBN: 9789674123345
  • (paperback). 130 pages
  • Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (edt.)


The Malaysian Smart school reform which was implemented in 1999 aimed to produce students who are self-dependent learners with collaborative and critical thinking skill in a technologically-enriched environment. To meet this goals, the Ministry of Education has provide Smart school with ICT infrastructure, a system that links school and it coordinators. However, after more than a decade, little success has been reported in achieving the goal of the reform. Establishing Online Communities of Practice among Malaysia Smart School Teachers; Curriculum Reforms from Bottom Up Showcase an attempt to bring about a transformation in teacher training, commitment and also mindset among the teachers. It presents a research project on an online teacher training model, that is; the Online Continuing Professional Development for Teachers 2020 model (e-CPDeIT model 2020) which could lead to sustained change and innovation in technology use in Smart School. It charts the journey of the project by taking the reader right from the initial school visits to the online collaboration of teachers in the project. In doing so, it discusses the extent the goals of the project were achieved and that challenges. Faced in establishing online communities of practice. The intended readers of this book would then be graduate students and researchers who are keen to pursue research in the dynamics of collaborative teachers learning, teacher professional development and communities of practice as well as education managers and administrators such as policy makers, continuing professional development designers and school principles.

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