The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) finds the state of bullying in Malaysian schools to be very disturbing. The bullying phenomenon has reached a point where it can now be considered a social epidemic.
It would seem that if we do not find a way to tackle this problem immediately, our society is going to turn into a violent one.
However, as with all problems, before we can work towards eradicating it we must first determine the causes or the contributing factors of the problem.
The Malaysian Education System does not need just a marginal review but a complete change from market-centered schooling to value-based and nature-centric education.
This animation was adapted from a talk given at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. He is an author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, …
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"A 'good' brain for learning develops strong and widespread neural highways that can quickly and efficiently assign different aspects of a task to the most efficient system… Such efficiency is developed only by active practice in thinking and learning which, in turn, builds increasingly stronger connections. A growing suspicion among brain researchers is that excessive television viewing may affect the development of these kinds of connections."
— Jane M. Healy, Ph.D, author of Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It.
Excessive TV watching can also lead to a wide range of physical, psychological and social problems. Here are 17 more arguments for the elimination of television.