Saintis Turun ke Desa 2017
Saintis Turun ke Desa program will serve as a two-pronged strategy which links the experts from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)to the community. The focus of the program i.e., (i) delivering knowledge to the community, and (ii) learning new knowledge from the community. The university’s curriculum emphasizes the theoretical and application aspects of the industry during classes and laboratory works. However, there is a lack of an important aspect – spreading the knowledge learned to the community.
There are three elements in the teaching plan of any university’s coursework, namely cognitive, psychomotor and affective. The first two elements are assessed based on students’ achievement in the tests and the final examination. Assignments e.g., data analysis, theoretical calculations, presentation of results, and future works normally being used to assess the affective element or to measure the level of appreciation of knowledge.
The Director of Saintis Turun ke Desa, Dr. Saifful Kamaluddin Muzakir said, “The homework-based assignments are good to strengthen the basic knowledge of the students; however with less impact. Hence, the program will serve as a platform for university lecturers and students to integrate the concept of “Communitising Technology” (introduced by YH. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim, Vice Chancellor of UMP) into their learning experience.” The program involves experts in various fields viz., photovoltaic, recycle technology, environmental quality, cuisine, art, dance, agriculture, management, and education; who will work together under one roof.
The contents of the program such as science experiments focusing on photovoltaic, environmental quality analysis, and recycle technology, motivational guidance and talk will be delivered by the academicians (Dr. Saifful Kamaluddin, Dr. Izan Izwan, Dr. Ahmad Salihin, Dr. Muhammad Hafiz, Puan Nurlin, and Puan Nazikussabah) and Persatuan Mahasiswa SCITEXS. The second part of the program requires the students of UMP to learn indigenous techniques from the community e.g., rubber tapping, palm fruit harvesting, traditional fishing method etc. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasbi Ab Rahim, the Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology (FIST) said, “Our goal is to strengthen the quality of knowledge and convey to the community.”
See you in Saintis Turun ke Desa 2017 at Kampung Liang Batu, Muar, Johor from 10 to 12 November 2017!