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'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby LOLMum » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:08 pm

Edvantage
Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011

SINGAPORE - 'Why should Malaysians learn a subject like Social Studies in schools here?' was a question posted online that raised the hackles of at least one netizen.

Social studies is a compulsory subject taught in secondary school that includes topics like "Journey to Nationhood" and "Growth of Singapore", encompassing components of National Education.

A netizen was enraged to see one student posting this comment on Facebook: "Why should Malaysians studying in Singapore learn Social Studies when they won't ever use it in Malaysia?!"

A friend of the student posted a reply, saying: "It is called social studies and not Singapore studies!"

The student then carried on: "Exactly. Bonding in Singapore? Governance in Singapore? Why the h--- would I need those in Malaysia? LOL."

The student also called the subject "useless" as he doesn't live or work here.

The netizen, who e-mailed the screenshots to citizen journalism site, Stomp, said the student should not be complaining about the education system here, as he has been given the opportunity to study in Singapore.

"There are always many reasons as to why there is a need to study the subject, reasons such as teaching students more about Singapore and giving them a sense of patriotism.

"Since he loves his country so much, why not just study in his own country?" said the netizen.

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby shinri » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:20 pm

Haiz... ask the student balik kampung lah... :stompfeet:

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby hquek » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:54 pm

my question then will be, why is malaysian studying here? :razz:

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby Oppsgal » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:36 pm

Some of the subjects studied are pretty "useless" when comes to working life.

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby LOLMum » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:37 pm

:wink: if they dont say, i wouldnt know they are malaysians.

i was shocked to know quite a no. of malaysians in dd's class since pri 1.

but really, dont like also must take the subject.

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby hquek » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:44 pm

It's not examinable....just suffer through it. In Rome, do as Romans do.

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby limlim » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:07 pm

LOLMum wrote:Edvantage
Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011

SINGAPORE - 'Why should Malaysians learn a subject like Social Studies in schools here?'

A netizen was enraged to see one student posting this comment on Facebook: "Why should Malaysians studying in Singapore learn Social Studies when they won't ever use it in Malaysia?!"



bcoz they choose to study in a Singapore School.

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby pinky » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:16 pm

hquek wrote:It's not examinable....just suffer through it. In Rome, do as Romans do.


it is examinable at sec school level and there was talk before to make it a 'full fledged' subject. I dun find it useless though, at least we get to know how our society 'operates'

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby hquek » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:08 pm

pinky wrote:
hquek wrote:It's not examinable....just suffer through it. In Rome, do as Romans do.


it is examinable at sec school level and there was talk before to make it a 'full fledged' subject. I dun find it useless though, at least we get to know how our society 'operates'


Thanks. This is way after my time, and my kids aren't at that level. Anyway, feelings no change, those who are upset can choose not to stay here to study, plenty of other places to be.

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Re: 'Why should Malaysians learn Social Studies here

Postby concern2 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:10 pm

Wouldn't it be laughable if they have studied in Singapore and not have knowledge about our systems and society etc.? It only reflects badly on themselves. You guys are right - they shouldn't come here in the first place then.

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