The Inculcation of Moral Values: Local Study in the Secondary School Curriculum

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The paper discusses a study on the fundamental aspect of local study in the school curriculum, with reference to the fieldwork approaches in the learning of history and geography, Integrated Curriculum for Secondary School (ICSS) Malaysia. The focus is discussion on the aim, objectives and nature of fieldwork approaches to local study related to the inculcation of moral values as stipulated in the Philosophy of Education, Malaysia. The study involved eight hundred students of Lower Secondary level from the selected schools particularly in the states of Perak and Terenganu, Malaysia. Instruments used were questionnaire and interviews of the selected respondents. The findings of the study were presented in frequency, percentage and analysis of the interviews. The finding of the study shows that there were various perceptions of moral values acquired by the students in the fieldwork of local study, ICSS) Malaysia.


Keywords: Moral Values, Fieldwork, Local Study
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: , , , Inculcation of Moral Values, The


Dr Mohamad Johdi Salleh

Deputy Director, Assistant Professor, Research and Postgraduate Programme
Institute of Education, International Islamic Universiti Malaysia

Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I was a teacher at primary and secondary schools in Malaysia from 1980 to 1989. I joint IIUM in late 1987 as an Assistant Lecturer. I acquired a Master's Degree from the Inst of Education, Uni of London and PhD in Education from Uni of Birmingham, UK. At the present, I'm lecturing on few courses including educational administration, social studies, pedagogy, and curriculum to the undegraduate and postgraduate students at the Institute of Education, IIUM. Infact, these are also my area of research interest which I had led as a principal researcher and participated as a committee member.

Dr Suhailah Hussein

Deputy Director, Student Affairs
Institute of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia

Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Ref: L09P0327