UM produces learning model for special needs children
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 (Bernama) — Universiti Malaya (UM) has not too long ago finished a review for the RYTHM Foundation, culminating in a design studying programme for the holistic education and learning of children with specific wants in Malaysia.
In a joint statement right now, UM and the RYTHM Foundation said the study job by the University of Malaya Consultancy Unit has created a proposal for a in depth Particular Education Demands (SEN) curriculum that RYTHM hopes will contribute to the advancement of SEN in the nation.
Assoc Prof Dr Rafidah Aga Mohd Jaladin of the UM’s Division of Educational Psychology and Counselling led the investigation workforce, with help from two senior UM students – Assoc Prof Datin Dr Thilagavathi Shanmuganathan and Dr Donnie Adams Paramasivam.
The initial of the study’s a few phases drew info from surveys and interviews on the strengths, weaknesses, issues, and possibilities for improvement of the recent faculty-based mostly programmes at federal government and chosen non-public educational institutions.
In refining their results, Rafidah mentioned the workforce also carried out a aim team discussion with field specialists and authorities in the 2nd stage of the examine just before making their suggestions in the final section.
The emphasis group delved deeper into the problems highlighted in stage a person to layout the construction of the proposed product, dubbed ‘Unlock My Likely: A School-Centered Programme (UMP).
Rafidah mentioned the word ‘Unlock’ refers to the need to have to unravel the capability of specific wants children and recognise their expertise, even though ‘My Potential’ places emphasis on facilitating children learn their unique strengths and capabilities to carry them via life.
She additional that the investigation staff also outlined a noble goal that highlights pupils from “cradle to career”, echoing RYTHM’s vision for an training method that creates assured and unbiased folks who be successful in life and pay out it forward.
“This product seeks to assistance youngsters find and achieve recognition of their strengths early and create their skills during university into adulthood.
“In guaranteeing a proper cradle-to-vocation solution, the design also emphasises vocational coaching for college leavers to help them with the assurance and awareness to navigate tertiary training, the position market place, and total daily life, so they can most likely triumph as independent adults,” she said.
A further powerful aspect proposed in the UMP design is citizenship education, where awareness of civic awareness could help SEN college students superior comprehend their price and position in culture.
In addition to the proposed curriculum, Rafidah highlighted that the concept’s success also is dependent intensely on the involvement of mom and dad and the community, factoring into other pillars that involve urgent consideration – teacher enhancement, sources, providers, and facilities and infrastructure.
Meanwhile, RYTHM Basis Chairperson Datin Seri Umayal Eswaran lauded the investigation team’s detailed conclusions as an excellent model that aligns with their vision of an instructional programme that caters to all otherwise-abled young children in Malaysia.
“As an organisation that aspires to impact the SEN landscape by way of collaborative ecosystems, we appear forward to forging ahead with the exploration team and the university to stimulate the incorporation of this programme in Malaysia’s training technique,” she explained.
RYTHM commissioned the study centered on its unyielding belief that all little ones have varying degrees of possible ready to be unlocked by a much more inclusive, equitable, and holistic schooling program that nurtures their strengths.
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