The teaching and learning processes in education in Malaysia are to see incorporation of factors of creativity, innovation and living skills, under the new school curriculum which is currently under review, reported the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin, the Education Minister, told that this would include the transformation of areas such as curriculum content, organisation, pedagogy and classroom approaches, to enhance the effectiveness for harnessing the students' creativity and innovative potentials. He said the transformation was essential as curriculum was one of the important variables of school effectiveness and the pathway to educational excellence.
At the 23rd International Congress For School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference (ICSEI) 2010, he mentioned that the changes in the school curriculum were a must as a response to changing demand and expectations for quality education. He said quality teachers could underpin school performance and determine students' success. At the conference, Muhyiddin told that the four-day event themed 'Empowering Schools for Learning: From Improvement Policy to Effective Practice' was extremely relevant to the current demand and expectation for quality education. About 200 papers will be presented and a symposium conducted during the congress.