Pendidikan seni dan kemanusiaan bagi pemerkasaan demokrasi (Malay/English)

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Forum ini khusus membincangkan masa depan pendidikan Malaysia dengan menyeimbangkan aspek seni dan kemanusiaan (art and humanities). Pendidikan sains dan teknologi telah dijadikan fokus bagi proses industrialisasi Malaysia selama empat dekad terutama di bawah kepimpinan Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Ketidakseimbangan ini menghasilkan kepincangan pemikiran kritis dan penerimaan nilai pelbagai kaum dalam kampus-kampus pendidikan tinggi hingga menghasilkan warganegara yang berfikiran sempit serta jumud.

Pemikiran seni dan kemanusiaan perlu di perkasakan semula sebab kedua-duanya mampu menghasilkan graduan yang berfikiran kritis, kreatif dan ‘holistik’ dengan bersandarkan nilai-nilai ugama dan sejarah sesuatu bangsa.

Keupayaan teknologi dan kefahaman sains perlu diimbangi dengan nilai kemanusiaan sejagat bagi menyempurnakan semua aspek pembangunan negara. Konflik perkauman dan ugama boleh dihapuskan jika pendidikan yang seimbang ini dipraktikkan pada semua peringkat pendidikan di Malaysia.

English version

Education in art and humanities as the foundation for democracy, critical thinking and shared values

This forum discusses the future of education in Malaysia by reinstating the arts and humanities. The education of science and technology has become the primary focus of all levels of education geared towards the industrialisation of this country in the last four decades, particularly under the watch of Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

This imbalance in focus has brought about a citizenry that is bereft of critical thinking and the inability to accept differences of values and thoughts from other cultures. The reinstatement of the importance of the arts and humanities in all levels of education is crucial because these two bodies of knowledge have the ability to instil critical, holistic and creative thinking based on the foundation of values of the heritage of the nation.

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The hardware of technology and science must be balanced by the drivers of arts and the humanities to produce a sustainable and complementary development agenda for the nation. The unending conflicts between race and religion in Malaysia can be avoided and even ended with this balanced approach of the scientific-technological construct and that of the arts-humanities.

Ahli panel/Panel members:

  • Moderator: Anis Yusal, Felo Utama KITA, UKM dan kolumnis
  • Ramli Ibrahim, artis dan pengerusi Yayasan Sutra)
  • Zunar, kartunis satira politik
  • Prof Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, profesor senibina UCSI dan kolumnis

 

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