Dr. Hjh Jabaidah Hj Bungsu


Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education


Dr. Jabaidah is an educationalist who has more than 20 years of teaching and learning experience, and related administration. She is a passionate advocate for agriculture education, and learning by doing through experiences. She began her career as an Education Officer teaching Mathematics, Science and Agriculture subjects in secondary schools before joining the Curriculum Development Department at the Ministry of Education primarily responsible for the national curriculum for Agriculture subjects in secondary schools. She obtained her master's degree in Education from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) where she completed a pioneer study on the Problems and Issues in the Teaching and Learning of Agriculture 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 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 and Technical Education (VTE) in the teacher training programme, and has supervised a wide range of Master of Teaching students' research in various learning areas including: Health, Safety & Environment; Food Science & Nutrition; Cookery & Culinary Skills; Nursing & Health Sciences; Agriculture & Agro-Technology; Engineering; 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
• National Diploma in Agriculture (Gold Award Recipient), Sinaut Agricultural Training Centre, Brunei, 1989


• Vocational-Technical Education
• Agriculture education
• Quality and relevant curriculum innovation
• Key concepts for deeper understanding in teaching and learning
• Effective pedagogies for VTE teaching-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