Discuss about the Progressivism and New Curriculum Maldives.
The educational philosophy in Maldives is Progressivism in nature, which is focused mainly on students. It states that the ideas needs to be experimented and the students must find the solutions for the questions that will be a part of their learning process. It is a scientific way of teaching, which allows the students to formulate their own beliefs and the communication process between the students’ increases, which helps in developing the process of learning. The NCF has a vision where it states that the children need to be prepared for life. It provides motivation for the students so that they can explore and learn new things. They must develop their own styles and strategies of learning, which will help them to be creative and critical in thinking. It will help them in gaining confidence by adhering to the teachings of Quran and Sunnah, which will help them to establish a strong identity of themselves (The National Curriculum Framework, 2017).
The teachers play an important part in this learning philosophy as they lend a helping hand and create a path for the students so that they are on the right track while exploring new things. This will help the students in establishing their own meanings, choices and values about the things that will learn. The teachers have to be aware of the options and the choices that the students will take to complete their quest, which will make them feel empowered about the situation (Mintz, 2016). Apart from this, the primary responsibility of the teacher is to create an environment where the students will feel free to express themselves through projects and discussions.
Mintz, A. I. (2016). Dewey’s Ancestry, Dewey’s Legacy, and The Aims of Education in Democracy and Education. European Journal Of Pragmatism And American Philosophy, 8(1), 23-35.
The National Curriculum Framework. (2017) (1st ed., pp. 10-15). Retrieved from https://file:///C:/Users/admin/Downloads/1287202_2117767812_NationalCurriculumFrameworkEng%20(1).pdf