In the year 2000, the Kurikulum Baru Sekolah Rendah (KBSR) had been reviewed as the attempt to periodically reforming the national curriculum to face the challenges of global change and competition. KSSR had been introduced in year 2011 for the Year One in the primary schools nation wide and shall replace KBSR phase by phase. By the year 2016, Year Six shall be using the KSSR and the implementation would have complete one round.
KSSR. (2012). Video penerangan KSSR.
- To revise the national curriculum via installing appropriate and timely content, skills, and pedagogy relevant to the latest development for social and economical needs.
- Prepare the students with the relevant knowledge, skills and values as human capital whom are highly creative, critical and innovative align with the challenges of the 21st century.
- Revamp the national curriculum as being the resolution passed in the 1997 Seminar on the National Curriculum.
The new curriculum was drafted based on the following core elements:
- National Educational Philosophy
- National Education Policy
- Vision 2020
- Malaysian Plan
- New Economic Model
- Learning Theories
- Four Pillars of Education
It is an improved version of KBSR stressed on the important of stating the standards for the content as well as the standard of learning to be attained in terms of measurable performance indicator or criteria for assessment.
Overview of the KSSR
The following is the edited version of briefing from the Curriculum Development Unit in the national language: