Abedeen Blog

learning in the 21st century

Shiny and New

I was watching a TEDx Talk by Gautam Khetrapal back in November of last year. Mr Khetrapal asked his audience if they had a smartphone. The camera did not show the audience, but by the look of his expression, I am assuming a majority of them put their hands up. He then asked how many of them had the same phone in the past 2 years. Again, the camera did not show the crowd, but through his reaction, hardly anyone put their hands up.

My planet

Every time there is a school or institution in Malaysia that teaches their students to clean up: sweep and mop the classroom, clean the toilet, wipe the table after meal, send the food back to the kitchen, these schools and institutions are automatically associated with the Japanese.

The butterfly effect

While i was going through one of my social media accounts looking for some new ideas to write about, I found a very interesting topic which is called ‘The Butterfly Effect’.

All day and all night

Abedeen offers full day classes from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Our students spend the entire day on so many beneficial activities. Join us now! Don’t miss out. Education is expensive but ignorance, social ills, gangsterism, bullying and terrorism are unimaginably costly!

Excuse me

After spending 45 minutes to decipher a block graph in class, the students identified five questions to ask their fellow friends at Abedeen. The questions revolved around the things their friends like the most. Once their teacher approved the questions they chose to ask, they were ready to run their survey of what their friends liked the most.

Going back in time

A child knows no boundaries. As long as they are given a chance to learn, they will want to learn. As long as there is an opportunity to explore, they will explore. At Abedeen, one of our responsibilities is to allow our students to embrace their desire for knowledge. We do this by encouraging them to do the things they love, as long as it is educational for them.

The believers are but brothers

In the light of this Ayat, Abedeen Academy signed an agreement with Palestinian Culture Organization Malaysia (PCOM).
With this agreement, Abedeen Academy will award a full scholarship for five Palestinian students from different levels of education, and fifty partial sponsorship worth up to 40% for Arabic students who come from war zone countries Palestine, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.

The Ripple Effect

Albert Einstein’s quote that play is the highest form of research is true in every sense. Many times here at Abedeen, we have witnessed the beauty of students learning through doing, and more importantly, having fun while they are at it.

The vision

Tough roads lead to beautiful places. This is the quote I keep in mind whenever I face any challenge. Every distance must have an ending. And so every challenge has a solution.

The uniqueness in you

Abedeen welcomed another Year 7 student this week. They are from a neighbouring country. His father is here completing his PhD at a local university. The uniqueness of this family is that his parents took him to visit several international schools around their vicinity. And at the end of the visits, they gave full power to their son to choose the school he liked most. He chose Abedeen Academy.