IMPLEMENTATION OF STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE TEACHING OF THE SUBJECT OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
1 Institute of Education, University of Brunei Darussalam (BRUNEI DARUSSALAM)
2 Ministry of Education (BRUNEI DARUSSALAM)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Over the past hundred years, government schools in Brunei Darussalam have practiced traditional types of student assessments, such as: memorization, tests, examinations and homework. In January 2008, the Ministry of Education implemented in stages a new system of education, “Sistem Pendidikan Negara Abad ke21” (National System of Education towards the 21st Century), for year 7 and 8 run in government secondary schools. This new system demands for the shifting from traditional types of student assessments towards School-Based Assessment. This paper will focus particularly on the understanding and implementation of Student Self-Assessment as part of a School-Based Assessment approach among secondary school teachers in years 7 and 8 in the teaching of the subject of Islamic Revealed Knowledge. Research including a questionnaire and interview was conducted in 10 secondary schools in the Brunei Muara District. The questionnaire instrument was given to a sample of 20 teachers investigated their understanding, implementation and challenge of applying Student Self-Assessment, whilst the interview was conducted with five teachers explored their perceptions and suggestions regarding the implementation of this system in schools. The research findings show that from a total of 20 respondents, all teachers understand what Student Self-Assessment is but one respondent does not know how to apply this approach in teaching. This paper will discuss research findings in more detail, which include the implementation, challenges and perceptions of this system, as well as suggestions for how it can be improved.
Keywords: Student Self-Assessment.