Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Framework for Developing Local Knowledge Curriculum of Orang Asli Children in Malaysia Using Fuzzy Delphi Method

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343801,
        author={Tan Mohd Nazri Abdul Rahman and Cong  Liu and Widyastuti  Widyastuti and Komalah  Apu and Xinyi  Wang and Anis Fatiha Mohd Amin and Muhammad Asyraf Mansor},
        title={Framework for Developing Local Knowledge Curriculum of Orang Asli Children in Malaysia Using Fuzzy Delphi Method},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISPSY},
        year={2024},
        month={2},
        keywords={orang asli’s education local knowledge curriculum framework preserve eroded needs analysis},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343801}
    }
    
  • Tan Mohd Nazri Abdul Rahman
    Cong Liu
    Widyastuti Widyastuti
    Komalah Apu
    Xinyi Wang
    Anis Fatiha Mohd Amin
    Muhammad Asyraf Mansor
    Year: 2024
    Framework for Developing Local Knowledge Curriculum of Orang Asli Children in Malaysia Using Fuzzy Delphi Method
    ISPSY
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343801
Tan Mohd Nazri Abdul Rahman1,*, Cong Liu1, Widyastuti Widyastuti2, Komalah Apu1, Xinyi Wang1, Anis Fatiha Mohd Amin1, Muhammad Asyraf Mansor3
  • 1: Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2: Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo
  • 3: Universiti Malaya Community Engagement Centre
*Contact email: mohdnazri_ar@um.edu.my

Abstract

Malaysian indigenous people, also known as Orang Asli, have various unique aspects of local knowledge like herbs and traditional medicine, beliefs, handicrafts, and life values. They become valuable assets to the country. The impact of modernization has led to a decline in the traditional skills of the Orang Asli. This chapter presents the rationale of the needs analysis for developing a local knowledge curriculum and its importance in the education process for Orang Asli, especially for the future of their children in Malaysia. To this end, this chapter discusses the importance of developing a local knowledge curriculum based on the need analysis for Orang Asli. Apart from the efforts to upgrade Orang Asli’s local knowledge, the need analysis also aims to maintain and uphold the identity and prestige of the future generation of Orang Asli, in line with the sustainable cultural diversity and biodiversity of education. Orang Asli’s local knowledge may be preserved so that the traditional values, beliefs and culture will not be eroded by mainstream education.