Aktiviti Lakonan Murid bagiPemupukan Nilai Murni dan Perpaduan Kaum:Analisis di Pekan, Pahang
Acting Activities among Pupils inInculcating Good Values and Ethnic Integrity:An Analysis in Pekan, Pahang
Keywords:Acting, schools, good values, integrity
Acting is a technique used in the teaching and learning sessions. Acting activity becomes more interesting when students get to interact and communicate with one another. Besides testing students’ language skill, they also get the chance to see their friends in action. Besides being a fun activity, students gain confidence when they face the crowd. There are many benefits and advantages students can get when they are involved in this activity. Acting can entertain as well as instil good values such as being responsible, disciplined, courageous, patience and caring to the environment. Therefore the role of the Ministry of Education as well as the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (formerly known as Ministry of Information and Culture) is pivotal in encouraging planned growth of interest and enthusiasm in drama acting. This fits well to the idea of implementing co-curricular activities in schools in order to inculcate the feeling of unity among students of different races such as Malays, Chinese, Indians and other ethic groups in Malaysia. One of the objectives of is to produce Malaysian citizens who are knowledgeable and possess good moral values. Asides from attaining personal success, the students can also make creative contribution to the community as well as enriching the nation’s creative resources. Nevertheless, these aims cannot be achieved if students do not cooperate because they need to produce scripts based on the Rukun Negara which is the foundation of good moral and racial integrity inculcation. The writer uses the SWOT which analyzes the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. This study is based the writer’s observations on two activities organized by the Ministry of Education under the supervision of the State Education Department and the KKMM, represented by the State Information Department, Pekan, Pahang. In these competitions, the PPD used the term “Teater Komsas” whereas JPN used the term “Sketsa Rukun Negara Kelab 1 Malaysia. The result showed acting can produce students’ enthusiasm and cultivate their interests which shape the country’s progress.