More than just an entertainment platform, TikTok, a leading destination for short-form mobile videos is stepping up its education vertical by connecting youths with TikTok guru creators who actively utilize the platform to develop supplemental learning materials for school subjects.
Although students are now returning to physical classrooms, various online tools are still being used to cater to different requirements - and this is where bite-sized content such as TikTok videos can assist with the understanding of a topic.
Post-pandemic, the platform has stepped up as an alternative platform for creative remote learning for students and a supplementary teaching tool for educators. Accounting for 14.3 billion views, #TikTokGuru is one of the most used Malaysian hashtags to date! Here are 4 subjects that children can learn on TikTok to supplement their school curriculum:
Being a melting pot of culture, Malaysia is known as multilingual country where citizens are able to speak at least two languages. In schools, there is an emphasis for students to master both Bahasa Malaysia and English. That is why many students turn to TikTok Gurus such as @SheikhRaffie and @sir_asai to enhance their vocabulary and improve their dictions in both languages.
#2 Science (Science & Biology)
It is in a child's nature to have active imaginations and use their curiosity to explore their feelings and the world around them. Science offers students the opportunity to increase their overall understanding of how and why things work. Students can learn about all things related to science from microorganisms, plants, animals, human body, to the proper way to use lab apparatus from TikTok Gurus like @iqbalahyar, @cikguhailmi, and @cikgusafuan.
History is one of the subjects that students tend to memorize and regurgitate during their examinations simply because they struggle with the relevance and relatability. TikTok Gurus such as @sirsyahmi92 and @sani_lb have found ways to make the subject interesting by relating them to film clips, tourism, and current situations.
As a platform that celebrates creativity, teachers on TikTok like @cikgudebbie is helping students make sense of the problems using creative instructions and patterns. Using visual materials and exploring different methods can encourage comprehension and retention of formulas and calculations for a longer period of time.
With Malaysians spending an average of 3 hours a day on social media, platforms like TikTok continues to hold a positive impact on children, such as community building, self-expression, and even education, even a seemingly dry school syllabus can be made entertaining and easily understood.
Students who constantly view and engage with educational topics can now find even more related content on their For You Page.
To discover more educational content, download or open the TikTok app now and check out creators who are doing their part in imparting knowledge to users!