Dr Mohd Mukhlis (Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education)
Contrary to the idea that two languages confuse people, research has shown that fully developed bilingualism actually enhances one's “cognitive flexibility”. A bilingual is able to see things from two or more perspectives and is able to understand better how other people think. Unfortunately, school classrooms remain largely monolingual spaces where students have little opportunity to engage in tasks bilingually. This session will explore how schools can provide learning opportunities in two languages to assist learners to become bilingual.
(session in Malay)
This session is a part of the Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress.