Knowledge States of Pupil Learning at a High Performance Rural Primary School

Philip Nuli, Anak Anding and Linton, Britten and Lambat, Lindong and Sirai, Daha (2018) Knowledge States of Pupil Learning at a High Performance Rural Primary School. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 8 (14). pp. 175-186. ISSN 2222-6990

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Socio-economic status, parent education and infra-structures are some of the factors that are believed to influence pupil learning in rural primary schools. However, some rural primary schools are actually high performance schools, which imply that it may be necessary to consider pupil learning from a different perspective. This paper considers the phenomenon of pupil learning at the school-level on the basis of the school as an entity that learns and in terms of the states of the knowledge of the entity. The objective of this study is to identify the states of knowledge or knowledge states of pupil learning at a high performance rural primary school in Sarawak. Observations, interviews, documents, artifacts and discourses were used to generate data, and data analysis involved interpreting the meaning of the data. The respondents of this study included pupils, parents, teachers, support staff, head teacher and members of the PTA and local community. The findings uncovered thirteen knowledge states of pupil learning, which are Basic Profile, Infrastructure, Transportation, Structures-Finance Support, Events, Academic Curriculum, Programs, Language, People or Learning Resources, Practices, Values, Awareness and Dispositions or Beliefs. The knowledge states are concerned with creating time, giving attention, designing suitable structures, constructing events for learning, and construction of high-order conceptual structures that facilitate pupil learning. The findings of this study may be considered for other learning situations or community development, and that further research should consider pupil learning at other rural primary schools or communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pupil learning, rural primary schools, Socio-economic status, knowledge states, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 03:23
Last Modified: 24 May 2021 06:34

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