Multitalented teachers needed to shape the youths

Published on 6 Sep 2020 9:05:38 PM

Multitalented individuals and youths are needed in order for a country to thrive, said Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

Noting that being "book smart” is not merely enough to guarantee a successful career and future, the Deputy Education Minister said society should change its perception that only getting a great academic result equates to a bright future.

Dr Mah said that when launching the "I Want To Be A Teacher” event at Kwang Hua Private High School in Klang on Sunday and advised parents to adopt Harvard University's renowned developmental psychologist Prof Howard Earl Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.