Highly Immersive Programme HIP

This Highly Immersive Programme (HIP) Toolkit has been designed to support the creation of a highly immersive English language environment in schools that will enhance students learning and use of the English Language. The toolkit has been designed with the involvement of teachers, administrators, ELT experts and school leaders.

The HIP Toolkit provides an overview of the programme and its relation to the Malaysia Education Blueprint. Four fundamental factors that ensure the success and sustainability of HIP in schools are described. These fundamental factors emphasize on the role of the whole school approach taken in this programme.

A school-based self-assessment tool is also included in this toolkit to help schools continuously evaluate their progress and identify areas that they would like to focus on in creating an immersive environment in the school. A
guidebook comprising a menu of activities for in-class, out-of-class, extra class and outreach components is also made available to help schools create an immersive environment in English language teaching and learning.

Each activity in the guidebook is outlined in detail with easy-to-follow instructions. The activities are existing examples obtained from schools throughout the country from both rural and urban schools. These activities may be customized or adapted by the schools to meet their needs and their students’ varying abilities. The guidebook also includes relevant circulars and guidelines on HIP implementation in schools.

The Highly Immersive Programme (HIP) is a programme introduced under the MBMMBI policy that will improve the English proficiency of students through increased exposure to English. It also aims to inculcate positive behaviours towards the learning and usage of the English language. HIP is aligned with student aspirations highlighted in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2013-2025 and supports five shifts of the MEB as follows:

  1. Provide equal access to quality education of an international standard.
  2. Ensure every child is proficient in Bahasa Malaysia and English Language and
    is encouraged to learn an additional language.
  3. Develop values-driven Malaysians.
  4. Establish partnership with parents, community and private sector.
  5. Empower JPNs, PPDs and schools to customize solutions based on needs.

How to use the self-assessment tool

  1. Make enough copies of the self-assessment tool. Where possible use
    different coloured papers for the different groups of respondents.
  2. Fix an appropriate venue, date and time for all respondents (School
    Head, teachers, students and parents/school community) to complete
    the self-assessment tool.
  3. Make sure that each item in the self-assessment tool is answered.
  4. The whole process of answering the self-assessment tool should take
    approximately 40 minutes.
  5. School Head will ensure that the different groups of respondents
    completing the self-assessment tool do not discuss their responses.
  6. Once completed the self-assessment tool is collected by an officer in-
    charge of HIP within the school.
  7. The school then analyses the self-assessment tool as briefed during the
    orientation workshop for HIP.

Download: HIP ToolKit

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