Enhancing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) via Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy

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Enhancing Students Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) via Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy FADZLIATON ZAINUDINEducational Technology DivisionMinistry of Education Malaysiafadzliaton@moe.gov.my

10th International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention 2016@ State Educational Technology Division, Kedah, Malaysia28 30 November 2016

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FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Why Everyone Must Get Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?A range of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries.Billions of people can be connected through digital networksEfficiency of organizations can be dramatically improveNatural environment can be better managed and reconstructed178418701969Tomorrow?We should prepare our students for jobs that dont yet exist, using technologies that havent been invented, in order to solve problems we dont even know yet.

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MALAYSIA EDUCATION BLUEPRINT 2013 - 2015

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IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS (HOTS)HOTS as one of 14 priority initiativesKSSR KSSMRevised to embed a balanced set of knowledge and skills such as creative thinking, innovation, problem-solving, and leadershipStress on student-centred and differentiated teachingGreater emphasis on problem-based and project-based work, a streamlined set of subjects or themes, and formative assessments, shifting towards higher order thinking skills (HOTS).

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HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS (HOTS)

Blooms Taxonomy (Revised)

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SMART SCHOOL INITIATIVE: INCORPORATING ICT IN TEACHING-LEARNING

CONSOLIDATION & STABILISATIONPhase 2 (2016 2020)Phase 1 (2011 2015)

Pilot Phase(1999-2002)Post Pilot(2003-2005)Making All Schools Smart(2005-2010)Consolidation & Stabilisation(2011-2020)THRUST 7 Leveraging ICT to scale up quality learningMOVING FORWARD2016 - 2020

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COMPUTATIONAL THINKINGCT is an approach to solving a problem that empowers the integration of digital technologies with human ideas.

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DIGITAL LITERACY

A digitally literate person will possess a range of digital skills, knowledge of the basic principles of computing devices, skills in using computer networks, an ability to engage in online communities and social networks while adhering to behavioral protocols, be able to find, capture and evaluate information, understanding of the societal issues raised by digital technologies (such as big data), and possess critical thinking skills.

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9TECHNOLOGYDIGITAL CITIZENSHIPCOGNITIVE123DIGITAL COMPETENCY STANDARDS - DCS

Outcome-based assessmentA tool to measure students digital competencyDCS is based on:

Spearheaded by:

MOE ICT Skills SetInternational Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) StandardsUNESCO Media and Information Literacy Standards Partnership for the 21st Century Essential Skills

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

OUTCOMESAIMS TO CREATE A NATION OF DIGITAL MAKERLaunch of Digital Maker Movement by the Prime Minister

Date: 11 August 2016Venue: Sekolah Alam Shah, PutrajayaBuilding Malaysias next generation talent for high value digital economy job opportunities

DIGITAL MAKER MOVEMENT: BUILDING THE TALENT FUNNEL FOR DIGITAL ECONOMY JOBS

Digital Tech @ Schools is the formal learning componentIntegrating CS and CT in Formal CurriculumTMK / ASK / SK Teaching ModulesEducators Training (Teachers and School Leaders)Continuous Intervention throughInformal LearningDigital Maker Clubs (Co-curricular)Digital Maker Hubs and CentersDigital Making Based CompetitionsGrooming the potential future digital innovators Post SPM bootcamps

Facilitation to secure industry/IHL to scholarshipsHoliday internships for selected potential top talentIndustry-Preferred UniversitiesPremier Digital Tech TVETsPlacement to the path of Digital Economy jobshttp://www.mydigitalmaker.comFB: @mydigitalmakerhub

Replace mydigitalmaker with logoMK: Have added bootcamp story to this slide.11

CURRENT STATUS

DCS InterfaceImplementation: 1st 25th November 2016 at 400 schools2016 (Phase 1): Deployment at 400 schools from 1st -25th November 2016

KPIs:2017: 3,000 schools2018: 6,000 schools2019: 9,000 schools2020: All schools

REBRANDING OF EXISTING CO-CURRICULUM TO DIGITAL MAKER CLUB & STUDENT DIGITAL CHAMPION

All digital making related clubs will fall under the umbrella of Digital Maker Club. Eg: Digital Maker Computing Club, Digital Maker Robotics Club etc.Updated modules for students to equip themselves with essential digital knowledge and skills through a gamified approach

Rebranding Bridged Bestari to Student Digital ChampionObjective: Digital Champions will act as the change agents for active digital making advocacy activities in schoolsStudent digital champions will be trained and exposed through Leadership programme

DIGITAL MAKER CHAMPIONDIGITAL MAKER CLUB

MY DIGITAL MAKER GLOBAL EXCHANGE (MY DMGX) Aims to take the smartest, highly-driven, innovative young Malaysians and put them into an environment that capable of changing their vision of what they are capable of doing the moonshot thinking.Upskilling Focus: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Purpose & Ideas

Select Malaysias Top 40 young innovators Malaysias best young innovators from existing competitions

Outcomes

Recognize & upskill top 10 Young Malaysian Digital Innovators by local & Silicon Valley industries

Future-proofing Malaysias Digital Economy Workforce

Accelerator CampsFocus: Digital Making(40 Participants)

Focus : Innovation

Rapid prototypingDesign ThinkingCreative ConfidencePresentation ConfidenceChangemaking

MY Digital Maker Global ExchangeMY Digital Maker Global Exchange(10 Participants)

Focus: Entrepreneurship

Lean Business Startup Dolphin Tank - Presentation ConfidenceImmersion visits to tech startups & giants

Preparation Briefing (10 Participants)

Holiday Internship

Innovation in specific industryWorking life experience MentorshipCareer exposure and readiness

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CONCLUSIONCentral to the knowledge economy is a highly skilled and capable workforce to drive innovation, creativity and productivity. It is important to equip the workforce with specialised skills to facilitate growth in the various sectors, including R&D of ICT products and services. This will ensure the nation not only benefits from but also contributes to global ICT advancements.

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Thank You

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