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Co-curricular importance in secondary school

A. Samad, N.H and Idris, Mohd Safiee (2017) Co-curricular importance in secondary school. Educational Technology. pp. 47747-47751. ISSN 2229-712X


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Co-curricular is a group activity where the planned activities more advanced than teaching and learning in the classroom that provide the opportunity to add, strengthen and practice the knowledge, skills and values learned in the classroom. It is a physical, emotional and spiritual construction platform in line with the aims of the National Education Philosophy aimed at forming a balanced generation. Hence, referring to the Letter of Professional Circular No. 1/1985 dated 2 January 1985, each student either government or non-government school is required to take at least one activity of the Uniform Body Team, an association or club activity and a sports or game activity. The main goal of co-curriculum’s implementation in education is to achieving the National Education Philosophy in distributing awareness of religion and belief in god. Balancing spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional development and also strengthening relationships and interactions among students; Build and increase interest and talent; Building and improving discipline; Creating a healthy school culture; Building and improving cooperation and create a school of character. The curriculum plays an important role in education. Among them is the importance of cultivating the character and the unity of creation. This is in line with the second core of the Education Development Master Plan (PIPP), namely Developing Human Capital. Participation in co-curricular activities can also increase the level of student’s discipline. Based on some studies, it found that the co-curricular activity was able to reduce the disciplinary problem to a minimum level. However, in this effort, teachers, parents and communities need to work together and strengthen relationships with one another. Negative perceptions of co-curricular implementation in schools should eradicated. Schools and parents need to be more open-minded. © 2017 Elixir All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: co-curricular and extra co-curricular; management; secondary school; co-curricular importance
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Vocational Education
Depositing User: Major Mohd Safiee Idris
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 04:00
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 04:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9184
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