Brunei aims to create a system of excellence where all schools will provide the opportunity for all children to learn as the Ministry of Education (MOE) commemorate the"Launching of 21st Century Teaching and Learning Space for e-Hijrah Project Computing in Model Schools ( CiMS)" on Wednesday.
CiMS is a unique project with selected schools as model schools. The project is designed to transform teacher pedagogy and classroom practice to improve student learning. It was part of the Foresight and Innovation pathway of e-Hijrah that enabled the MOE to explore and investigate a number of possible futures.
Minister of Education Pehin Dato Dr. Abu Bakar reiterated the emphasis on education, saying His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has also provided a clear vision for education through 2035 Vision.
The minister added that Brunei will continue to build a first class education system that will provide opportunities for every citizen and resident to become life-long learners and achieve their potential economically, socially and spiritually.
Brunei will have an education system that prepares the youth for employment and achievement in a world that is increasingly competitive and knowledge-based, he said. "We will struggle to achieve this outcome if we continue to educate students using the 20th century pedagogies, environments and tools. The thinking skills required for success in the 20th century were mainly centered on remembering and understanding with a minimal need to apply what was learned,"stated the minister.
CiMS principals have stated that they were honored that their schools will be able to help other Brunei schools by providing models of 21st century teaching, learning and leadership.