The Forum on Myanmar Secondary Education Curriculum Reform was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, attracting MPs of the education committees of Pyithu Hluttaw and
Amyotha Hluttaw and educational experts.
The forum focused on plans for reformation of the curriculum of the middle and higher school education levels, including policies on additions to the new curriculum system for the 21st century middle and higher education levels and on teaching and assessment methods.
“We discussed how we can overcome the challenges for secondary education curriculum reform,” said U Ko Lay Win, Deputy Director-General of the Education Research Planning and Training Department, who also participated in the forum.
The forum also sought suggestions from educational experts.
“We also discussed main evidences and reasons for carrying out curriculum reform,” he added.
The major challenges from the forum are an adequate budget and human resources for writing the curriculum, said U Ko Lay Win.
He expressed his hope that good results would come out from the forum.
Dr Chris Spohr, Principal Social Sector Specialist, Asian Development Bank, pointed out the current method of learning by memorisation for an examination.
The new curriculum that will hopefully inspire learning should help reduce school dropout rates, he added.
Hmwe Kyu Zin