Faizul Zuraimi

About Faizul

An idea worth spreading

I've been working on promoting the flipped learning , playing my part in changing the education within the constrains of education system. Visit my blog here : faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com

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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 5 months ago
Rethinking leadership in business to eradicate poverty
The idea of using "carrot and stick" sounds good to lead the businesses into the right direction. I feel that the biggest concern would be the implementation, as to not let them take advantage of those incentive in a wrong way, or to be too dependent on such incentives. Because those extrinsic motivators are not as strong and lasting as intrinsic motivators such as proposed by Daniel Pink in his talk on the Puzzles Of Motivation. What are your thoughts? :)
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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 5 months ago
Rethinking leadership in business to eradicate poverty
Of course, even social business do need profits. One of those problems that we face is the notion that money=evil, when actually money only amplifies what kind of person you are. Social business, by its structure, prioritise on solving social issues. And when they earn profits, not only the organisation will be sustainable, they can also be more effective with their goals.
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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 5 months ago
Rethinking leadership in business to eradicate poverty
I understand that there is a need for change in mindset amongst the poor people, especially on their perception about entrepreneurship, and I agree with you. That is what Professor Yunus did, when he helped the beggars to develop entrepreneurial mindset themselves, which he obviously, faced some resistance at first. But eventually he did, because he deeply believed that we are all born entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurship is not about a person or an ideology, it is a mindset that should be developed to be resourceful in seizing opportunities.
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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 5 months ago
Rethinking leadership in business to eradicate poverty
Hi Mr.Wayne, I understand that profit or by providing incentives would usually be best to motivate traditional businesses. Based on the social business movement, we believe that there should be at least two types of business: the traditional (as in profit driven) and social business (our focus is on solving social issues. Profits are still earned in social business, but it will stay in the organisation so that it can grow, and you can only take the amount of money that you have invested in). Just to clarify, social business does not replace anything, it provides an additional option to those who wish to contribute to the society so that they don't just limit their choices with NGOs etc. As for motivation, social entrepreneurs are motivated intrinsically by autonomy, mastery and purpose, which drives them in what to be effective in what they are doing. In his talk on the Puzzles of Motivation and in his book "Drive", intrinsic motivations are crucial in solving complex problems, in other words, crucial in solving some of the pressing social problems that we face today. Besides, small enterprises are more responsive than big organisations like the government due to the nature of their structure, which is why I believe that social business movement should be spread. :)
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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 5 months ago
Rethinking leadership in business to eradicate poverty
Hi Mr.Ramon. The late Mandela is a great man, it is my pleasure to quote him, and I also used this quote during my assembly presentation on social business and eradicating poverty in school. Your initiative to generate jobs in your hometown is laudable and I wish you best of luck with that. I hope the social business concept can be useful for you, since the idea of having it is to create jobs through multiplication effect, here is a good video that explains the concept very well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9jbXDH81AA. I'm currently studying A levels right now and I still have much to learn about entrepreneurship. Initially I plan to start a bookstore that serves as a place for orphans to grow through employment and education (using computers that is preloaded with contents from khan academy etc.). However, since I'll be pursuing my studies in overseas soon, I'm currently planning to organise a TEDx event which is more feasible given my situation.
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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 8 months ago
What softwares or applications would you recommend to support flipped learning?
Hi Mr.Jimmy, I agree with you that TED-ed is a good platform for flipping the class, especially when students are interested in exploring some new ideas and knowledge. In Salman Khan's talk, he showed a dashboard where he had a statistic on student's progress- using the different colours of bars as to indicate if the student is struggling on a particular concept or not, so that teachers are equipped with datas that can help them to take actions more productively. Besides Khan Academy, I was wondering if there's any similar software that does the same
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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 12 months ago
Open letter to teachers - I need help in implementing the flipped learning
Thanks for your time to comment . Am currently am a member in the flippedclassroom.org . After a few discussions , I think the best solution would be an opening discussion with the teachers in my school with wikispace as the platformhttp://ktjflippedlearning.wikispaces.com/Flipped+Learning . Since my school is an international school , it is less likely that this approach would be seen as "americanism" , however my school principal was just concerned of its possibility. There are a number of learning institutions in Asia and some in Malaysia have started to flip their classes, so I can use that to substantiate my point. Perhaps the best way to resolve this is through dialogue.
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Faizul Zuraimi
Posted 12 months ago
Open letter to teachers - I need help in implementing the flipped learning
Hi Mr.Bart , I couldn't agree more that self learning is the induction of creativity. Because when learning is carried out by self-initiative, it becomes more relevant and meaningful for a person. Or as Daniel Pink would put it as being intrinsically motivated by their autonomy. We did that in our physics class, except we are given notes on paper since it takes time for the teachers to prepare the video lectures. A number of students don't like the idea due to the fact that many students are used to having teachers teaching in front. So I made agreement with a friend of mine to start an education department in LEO club so that we can start collecting//making video resources for CIE A levels (edexcel for maths) and IGCSE subjects. I would love to receive an advice from you on making this possible. So I hope you would write it an email :)