Originally Posted by henry_yew
In my opinion, we have a lot of science teachers. What we do not have, as mentioned by some of you earlier on, are HIGH QUALITY science teachers. The teachers today are more likely to just go by the book, and explain solely examples from textbooks. A lot of teachers today are not able to give answers to the "WHY", "HOW" and "WHAT" questions of inquisitive students. Rather, they would most probably go "All you need to know is the thing that is in your textbook. Other than that, you can keep it for your own research."
Yes , it is absolutely right, the spoonfeeding culture in Malaysia education system is undoubtedly becoming so popular that even our young children are taught about the memorising of the facts rather than digesting and trying hard to get the concept in hand. We shouldnt point an accusing fingers to any body or individual . It is rather pathetic to see most of our future generation are taught in this way, the way that the mentality of embracing and learning a concept or gaining a knowledge is wrong.
As what the questions pointed, among the science teachers, i reckon the science teacher that we in need is the physics and maths teachers, more or less physics and maths involve a bunch of calculations and they are the subjects that need guidance from teachers, it is undeniably true.While for chemistry and biology , it deals with the scientific investigation more than calculation , but still chemistry involve certain calculation too. practicals for the science subjects are vital as the students need all those skills to carry out the experiments and research.
Overally, science subjects always need guidance from teachers or lecturers , and to ensure the sustainable supply of science teachers, MOE should let the science graduaters to embark on teaching career besides providing appropriate training to them.