I came across this great article which reflects my own experiences back in England many years ago before I started “What’s On Penang” . I was introduced to local history through my interest in architecture and through various societies delved into the history of these buildings and the people that lived there over the past 250 years. It was the connection to real people and my imagination wondering how they lived and their real life situations they faced that piquéd my interest. This article from U-Jean is well worth the read- enjoy.
What Arts Ed and MyBalikPulau is all about
By – U-Jean – Feb 13, 2011
If you and I are of the same generation (born year 1988), plus minus a few years, you would probably agree that our History education sucks.
Mindless memorisation of useless facts, overemphasis on naming the correct years and characters, uncreative and dreadful learning experience, and the oh-so-clearly disproportionate reading of “world” history, all for the sake of getting an A for the SPM History paper.
Coming from top school in Penang where we were groomed for As by practicing on revision books, trial papers, forecast papers, and past-year papers, I got my very well-deserved A.