Dr. Hjh Jabaidah Hj Bungsu


Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education


Dr. Jabaidah Bungsu is an educator with over 25 years of experience as a teacher, curriculum developer, and university lecturer. She is a passionate advocate for agriculture education, and learning by doing through experiential learning to create meaningful and impactful outcomes. She began her career in secondary schools as an Education Officer teaching Mathematics, Science and Agriculture subjects before joining the Curriculum Development Department at the Ministry of Education primarily responsible for secondary schools' Agriculture curriculum. She obtained a master's degree in Education from Universiti Brunei Darussalam and completed a pioneer study on the problems and issues in the Agriculture teaching and learning in secondary schools of Brunei Darussalam. Her PhD from the Newcastle University (UK) is specifically about the quest of finding quality and relevance (through the threshold concepts lens) in the learning of Agriculture for gearing towards curriculum innovation. Her research has made Brunei debut in the world's list of threshold concept research community website. She joined Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education in 2007 as a lecturer in Vocational-Technical Education in the teacher training programme, and successfully supervised students' research on a wide variety of learning areas including: Agriculture & Agro-Technology; Health, Safety & Environment; Food Science & Nutrition; Cookery & Culinary Skills; Nursing & Health Sciences; Engineering & Construction; and many others.


• Ph.D in Curriculum Innovation, Newcastle University, UK, 2014
• M.Ed in Science Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 2002
• Graduate Diploma of Education (Agriculture & Biology for Secondary Education), Charles Sturt University, Australia, 1995
• B.Sc (Hons) in Agricultural & Food Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK, 1993
• Brunei National Diploma in Agriculture (Best Student: Gold Award Recipient), Sinaut Agricultural Training Centre, Brunei, 1989


• Vocational-Technical Education (VTE)
• Agriculture Education
• Quality and relevant curriculum innovation
• Key concepts for deeper understanding in teaching and learning
• Effective pedagogies and innovative teaching-learning in VTE
• Experiential and situated learning
• Project-based learning
• Employability and job-readiness


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Haji Bungsu, H. J. (2014). Threshold concepts in the learning of agriculture: Quality and relevance for curriculum innovation. Fifth International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, July 9 – 11. Durham University, United Kingdom. Abstract at www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~mflanaga/abstracts/TC14Abstract21.pdf

Haji Bungsu, H. J. (2014). Threshold Concepts in the Learning of Agriculture: Gearing towards Quality and Relevant Curriculum Innovation. PhD thesis, Newcastle University, UK. Available online at https://theses.ncl.ac.uk/jspui/handle/10443/2761

Hajah Jabaidah binti Haji Bungsu (2003). Problems and issues in secondary agriculture education in Brunei Darussalam, in H. S. Dhindsa, L. S. Bee, P. Achleitner & M. A. (Ken) Clements (Eds.), Studies in Science, Mathematics and Technical Studies (pp. 62-71). Gadong: Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Hajah Jabaidah binti Haji Bungsu (2002). The Teaching and Learning of Agriculture Education in Secondary Schools in Brunei Darussalam: Problems and Issues. Dissertation. Gadong: Universiti Brunei Darussalam.


Provides consultancy on Agriculture teaching tips to teachers

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

School Based Subject Committee for Agriculture