Information and communication technology (ICT) in recent years has become one of the fundamental aspects of modern civilisation. Through the second wave of the Malaysian Education Blueprint (2013-2025), the Johor Education Department is optimistic to achieve the concept of 21st Century Learning (PAK-21) in all schools, at the same time producing students who are highly skilled and competent.
Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the Department with the help from various agencies has outlined a new concept of learning suitable to the new millennium, including the transformation of teaching pedagogy in 100 pilot schools in the state.
The shift will produce students equipped with the four “Cs’, namely collaborative, communication, critical and creative thinking. He is confident that PAK-21 could be propagated to all schools in Johor and will become the benchmark for its implementation in the country.
“PAK-21 will be the new platform to produce students who not only tout books and excel in examinations, but those who are able to face the reality of life,” he said adding that the next generation of students will be knowledgeable, equipped with the right mindset, leadership skills, multi-lingual, ethical and have high spiritual value.
His speech was read out by the Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat at the recent PAK-21 Convention at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).