Friday, May 6, 2016

Pertandingan Drama Sebabak Adaptasi Naskhah Klasik Melayu 2016

Drama has been used over the course of history since the time of Aristotle and has provided mankind with a way to communicate and release emotions. The use of drama in education, where emphasis is placed upon “doing” rather than memorizing, is nothing new. Integrating drama into the school curriculum enables students to experience and explore the world around them through different characters and roles, thus making room for a sense of creativity. Drama is fun and through the incorporation of fun-learning in teaching, students will find the learning process much more meaningful.

Piaget  (1962), Vygotsky (1978) and Lewin (1936) proposed drama as an adaptive, organized means by which children learn to make sense of their social and physical environment. Through their participation in drama, they can gain control over the complex issues of life and learn how to solve problems in a rational way. The application of an art form which  helps the students to develop insights and understanding through searching, planning, shaping and presenting dramatic material can be one of the most thrilling events in school life (Somers, 1995).     

Drama is a valuable form of communication as it not only provides children with an opportunity to work together cooperatively but also gives them the chance to express themselves more effectively in everyday situations (McGregor, 1976). Moreover, drama encourages children to learn how to influence others and how to put themselves in other people's shoes.

Studies have proven that there is a positive correlation between drama involvement and academic achievement (Laurin, 2010; Arieli, 2007; Guli, 2004). In addition to having higher grades than their peers who do not participate in drama, students who participate in drama also experience improved reading comprehension, maintain better attendance records, and are more committed to school than their non-drama counterparts.
Drama has been the source of entertainment for centuries in Malaysia. The Pertandingan Drama Sebabak Adaptasi Naskhah Klasik Melayu (Peringkat Kebangsaan DPP-IPGM 2016) was held at Dewan Darul Makmur, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus (IPGK) Tengku Ampuan Afzan from the 2nd – 4th May 2016. As one of the activities of the BMMB3083 course (Drama in Education), this Drama Competition which featured scenes from classical Malay literature was intended to encourage the participation, collaboration and idea sharing amongst the various educational institutions in Malaysia. Amongst the objectives of this drama competition are to 1) enhance the trainee teachers’ interest in Malay literature/classical drama; 2) bring forth some innovations in the teaching-learning process through the drama approach; 3) discover new talents in acting; 4) produce new scripts; and 5) develop appreciation and critical standards for drama.

This drama  competition was organized by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in collaboration with Pusat Kecemerlangan Bahasa Melayu Zon Timur, IPGK Tengku Ampuan Afzan. The participants of this drama competition include:

1.      IPGK Bahasa Melayu’s Lembah Lagenda with their Impian Badang adapted from Sulalatus Salatin

2.      IPGK Darul Aman’s WIRASA with their Puteri Suci adapted from Hikayat Raja-Raja Pasai

3.      IPGK Kota Bharu’s Genta Timur with their Waad Sang Raja adapted from Sejarah Melayu

4.      IPGK Sultan Abdul Halim’s ASTAKA with their Jika Beta Bertanam Tanaman adapted from Hikayat Raja-Raja Pasai

5.      IPGK Dato’ Razali Ismail’s ASRI with their Menuba Ikan Dapat Ayam Sabungan adapted from Keris Laksamana Bentan

6.      IPGK Pendidikan Islam’s Segara Gunung  with their Burung Terbang Dipipiskan Lada adapted from Sejarah Melayu

7.      IPGK Perlis’s KRIS with their Dendam Membara adapted from Sejarah Melayu

8.      IPGK Tengku Ampuan Afzan’s GITA with their Sedetik Lebih adapted from Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

9.      IPGK Perempuan Melayu Melaka’s Serikandi Melaka with their Kalau Hati Sudah Suka adapted from Sulalatus Salatin

10.  IPGK Ipoh’s ASOH with their Bahasa oh Bahasa adapted from Sejarah Melayu

The champion for this drama competition is none other than IPGK Kampus Tengku Ampuan Afzan - the host cum organizer. The other winners of this competition are IPGK Pendidikan Islam (2nd place), IPGK Bahasa Melayu (3rd), IPGK Darul Aman (4th), IPGK Sultan Abd Halim (5th), and IPGK Kota Bharu (6th). The best director award goes to Sharifah Balqis Syed Fairus of IPGK Tengku Ampuan Afzan. The award for best actor goes to Watak Merong Mahawangsa of IPGK Tengku Ampuan Afzan whilst the best actress award goes to Watak Puteri Gunung Ledang of IPGK Pendidikan Islam. Below are the photos taken  during the drama competition by our photographer, Encik Alloha bin Awang Teh, in chronological order.

The judges of the drama competition.


A speech by the director of IPGK Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Haji Abdullah bin Mohd Yusof
A speech by Dr. Noriati bt. A. Rashid, the deputy rector of IPGM

 A speech by actor, Encik Wan Hanafi bin Wan Su, who was also one of the judges

And the prize-giving ceremony began.







  1. Wonderfull job. It's much better if can list down all the winners...

  2. Wonderfull job. It's much better if can list down all the winners...

  3. Yes, I will. I'm still editing this article.

  4. wowwww!! thankyouu.. utk penulisan ni
    Saya Alumni GITA (grup teater) dr IPGK Tengku Ampuan Afzan. Mohon izin share..

  5. Of course you can share this blog article. I put the photos here specially for those involved in the drama.