Lifelong learning in hindsight

Hazidi Abdul Hamid, (2014) Lifelong learning in hindsight. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat 2014, 1-2 December 2014, Kuala Lumpur.


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This paper builds on the work enculturation which apprears prominently in the Malaysian Life-long education blueprint. This paper explores how the notion of life-long and life-wide education has been present in the Malay culture, as depicted in its classical texts; mainly the Hikayats, through the use of Proudfoot’s concordance of Malay literature. The concordance was searched for the term, “belajar” which Malay for ‘learn’ or ‘to learn’. The results are analysed to decipher the kind of educational practices depicted in the narrative in direct relation to the term searched, ‘belajar’. This paper will show that the notion of introducing life-long education into the Malay / Malaysian culture is inaccurate because that notion, and that of life-wide education is already present in the Malay culture. This has implications particularly on the way we promote life-long education in Malaysia, particularly to Malays: instead of promiting a new ‘thing’, should instead be promoting it as a continuation of a cultural legacy. (Abstract by author)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Life-long education blueprint, Malay literature, promote life-long education in Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 07:37
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 07:37

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