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Type :article
Subject :L Education (General)
Main Author :Mohmadisa Hashim
Additional Authors :Hanifah Mahat
Nasir Nayan
Yazid Saleh
Title :Relationship matrix comparing university geography courses and secondary school standard curriculum in Malaysia
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan
Year of Publication :2019
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
The purpose of this article is to draw a comparison between the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Geography curriculum and the Standard Document for Curriculum and Assessment (SDCA) of secondary school geography. The study includes analysis of the geography curriculum document at Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) and the Standards-Based Curriculum for Secondary School (SBCSS) for the subject of geography. A relationship matrix of parallel themes was identified using ATLAS.ti software. The themes examined were physical geography, human geography, and geographic skills. The results of the analysis show that 14 out of 16 courses in the B.Ed. in Geography were comparable to the SDCA of Geography SBCSS for Forms 1 to 3. There were eight subjects in the SDCA of Geography SBCSS that were not related to the instructional plan of the B.Ed. in Geography: two Form 1 topics – Position and Sketch Map of Malaysia; three Form 2 topics – Telecommunications in Malaysia, Types of and Transportation Development in Asia, and Green Technology; and three Form 3 topics – Natural Plants in Malaysia, Wildlife in Malaysia, and Recycling. The study concludes that the Department of Geography & Environment needs to improve the existing courses and add relevant courses to the B.Ed. Geography in order for it to be compatible with the latest school curriculum. The findings of this study should enhance the education system at university level by helping to produce future teachers who possess the latest knowledge and 21st century skills in line with Malaysia’s aspirations of becoming a developed nation.

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