Beware of these popular education myths in Malaysia!

boy doing homework on facts and myth

Debunking popular education myths circling around Malaysia.

We often hear a bunch of rumors and peculiar beliefs circling around certain subjects at school in Malaysia. These education myths and hearsays sometimes unfairly result in intimidation and doubts that affect our performance. This is especially true in our country where some traditional ideas and social pressures can shape how we see these subjects. No more! Let’s set the record straight and debunk some of the most popular education myths that are haunting students in Malaysia.

Science and math are for smart people

Myth #1: Science and Mathematics are only for smart people

This is the most popular and most damaging myth circling around the educational field that discourages students from pursuing science-related subjects. Science and mathematics are undeniably complex and wide concepts but with the right attitude and approach, they can be mastered by anyone at all! Sure, you may not end up becoming a scientist or an Adi Putra, but learning about science has great advantages in understanding the world around you and making practical calculations and informed decisions.

Speaking English shows one’s intelligence

Myth #2: Speaking in English shows one’s intelligence

Without a question, English has become an essential language requirement; nonetheless, every language stands on equal grounds. Many are trying to learn and not everyone receives a good English education. One mustn’t be ridiculed. Most Malaysians can speak two or more languages fluently. Yet there are also some of us who can understand English but are not entirely literate in it.

Online learning is not an effective learning

Myth #3: Online learning is not effective learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many students to adapt to online learning, and many have discovered that it can be just as effective as traditional classroom learning. Online learning offers flexibility and convenience, and it can be just as engaging and interactive as in-person learning. However, it’s important to have access to quality resources and support to make the most of online learning. 

Academic performance defines everything

Myth #4: Academic performance defines everything

While academic performance is important, it’s not the only factor that determines success in Malaysia. Soft skills, such as communication, critical thinking, and leadership, are also essential for success in the workplace. Extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and other experiences outside of the classroom can also help students develop these skills and stand out in the job market.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and the same can be applied when it comes to discovering and choosing a suitable educational path for oneself! Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to education, and what works for one person may not work for another. That’s where Pandai comes in handy. Pandai provides a platform where students can learn and explore these subjects within their perspectives and expectations giving them the freedom to determine whether or not they enjoy the subject.

Overall, there are many education myths and misconceptions in Malaysia that can be harmful to students and their families. By separating fact from fiction, we can better understand the realities of the education system and make informed decisions about our education.

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