Sunday, 23 February 2014

New! Big Ideas SBA Reference Text Science Form 1 & 2


I am very humble and thankful to my publisher, Oxford Fajar (of Oxford University Press) who have supported me from the initial inception through to the publication of Big Ideas SBA Reference Text Science for Form 1 (Year 7) and Form 2 (Year 8) titles.

The writing journey has been amazing experience. I'd like to thank science teachers who have given me valuable advice and innovative ideas throughout the writing/publishing process! 

Both titles are written in English language, specifically cater for students whose English is not their first language. Instead of using heavy text with long sentences, I presented the facts in info-comics and info-graphics, with shorter and simpler sentences to help students read more easily and acquire knowledge and develop scientific understanding.

A science teacher from Tenby Private School (Setia Alam) commented that the content is user-friendly with great readability. She said that she can't wait to see the publication of the Form 3 (Year 9) title, where by the science topics in Form 3 are drier and more 'serious'.

I am very grateful to the science teachers from Sekolah Sri UCSI (Subang Jaya) who have spent an hour session with me to feedback some constructive comments on both titles. You guys are amazing teachers!

If you are a teacher who are using one of these books in your classroom as a core teaching material or supplementary resource, you're more than welcome to write to me and let me know what you think of it. I am open for constructive feedback :-)

If you are a student who is using one of these books for self-revision, you are also welcomed to write to me and tell me what you think of the approach of the content. I hope you like the Manga-style comic characters in the book.

Till then, happy teaching & learning science.

Best wishes,
CK

NOTE: SBA (School-based Assessment) is an English term for PBS (Pentaksiran Berasaskan Sekolah).





3 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm a PMR/PBSMR student. I'm also currently a PBS / SBE student as the education ministry introduced the PBS system 2 years ago during 2012. As a student sitting for PBSMR in a few months later, I am getting all the resources to study as much as I can and I find your old published book very useful. It is the 'Golden New Vision Science PMR ' published by Marshall Cavendish Malaysia Sdn.Bhd. Or the Eastview. Found it in the school library, so I was tempted to get my own copy since books from the library can't be borrowed forever and cant be used as freely as I want. Now, I was wondering if this book is still available in sales or not? In a local bookstore like Popular, Borders or MPH? Hope you'll respond to me soon, thank you.

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    1. Hello there, thank you for writing. I am pleased that you find the Golden New Vision Science PMR reference book useful. The book is now out-of-print, which means it is no longer available for purchase from your local bookstores, I am sorry. I wish you all the best in your PPMR assessment and that you pass with flying colours.
      Best wishes, CK.

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    2. Oh, Thank you anyways. I find you as a great author and your books are a good contribution to the students. Have a nice day :)

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