MONDAY, 02 SEPTEMBER – A History and Geography National Seminar 2013 was organised by the School of Education and Social Work, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) at Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu recently.
One of the objectives in organising this seminar is to identify issues and challenges in sustaining thoughts in the teaching of History and Geography .
The Organising Chairman Dr. Lee Bih Ni who is a Senior Lecturer at UMS said that there was a need for historians to review the origin and roots of history so that it could be held as pragmatic, futuristic and optimistic in nature due to the wave of transformation and global demand.
The national seminar was officiated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Prof. Dr. Shahril Yusof who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah.
Prof. Shahril, in his speech stressed that education is an art and that not everyone can teach. He also mentioned that his own father was also a teacher including three of his elder sisters and admitted that he himself was close with his students as an educator.
“If 30% of your students failed, then the teacher also failed,” he added.
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Among those who were present at the function was the Dean of the School of Education and Social Development, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ibrahim; former Dean of the Centre for Knowledge and Language Learning, Emeritus Prof. Dr. Ahmat Adam; Curriculum Development Division, Education Ministry Malaysia, Dr. Maznah Ali Muda; and Alumni Centre Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmud Sudin.