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Title of paper
Oracy Skills Evaluation of Students' RP Performance Through Lecturer's , Self and Peer Assessment
Main Authors Name
Liaw Shun Chone
Co Authors
1. Rasaya A/L Marimuthu 2. Lim Teck Heng 3. Mah Boon Yih (Dr) 4. Hoe Foo Terng ( Assoc Prof. Dr)
Abstract
Role-play (RP) is an educational method mainly utilized to develop team presentational skills, interdependence and peer feedback. In addition, RP provides great opportunities to train and demonstrate oracy skills among group members. At universities, students passively rely on lecturers to assess their oracy skills in RP activities. In this study, students’ RP performance were evaluated by the lecturer, self and peers. The objectives of this research are: firstly, to determine the determine levels of agreement of assessing students’ RP performance among lecturer, self and peers. 104 diploma hotel students were divided into small groups and needed to RP and their performance recorded in video clips. Findings showed there were almost similar significant differences in oracy skills evaluation scores between lecturers and self as well as between lecturer and peer while there was no significant difference in evaluation scores between self and peer evaluation in four dimensions of oracy skills such as physical, linguistics, cognitive and social and emotional domains. However, oracy skills were perceived by students to have improved slightly in confidence level and teamwork. In conclusion, there were significant differences between oracy skills evaluation scores between lecturers and students (be it self or peer assessed) but students perceived a heightened level of their performance in oracy skills due to constructive feedback during their RP video- taped activity.
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Language Studies
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3. Paper ID 123.pdf
Published Year
2018
Volume
Volume 2
Title of paper
An Investigation on Multiple Intelligence of Students from Faculty of Business Management (FPP) and Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (FSKM) of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
Main Authors Name
Faiz Bin Zulkifli
Co Authors
Afifah Binti Fadhlullah Norida Binti Abu Bakar Rozaimah Binti Zainal Abidin
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to identify the multiple intelligence of students at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Perak and Melaka Campus. Two faculties are involved in this study which are Business Management (FPP) and Computer & Mathematical Sciences (FSKM). 81 FPP students and 43 FSKM students are the respondents of this study which employs the multiple intelligences test identified by Howard Gardner. The survey consists of nine intelligences areas which are linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic and existential. The surveys were conducted online throughout the semester. Descriptive analysis via frequency was performed using horizontal bar-chart to describe the data collected. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) is used in the data analysis process to test the differences on multiple intelligences between two faculties. Overall, FPP scores are higher than FSKM in all multiple intelligences. This research is being supported from the previous research done by Salehi and Germai (2012). Traditionally, Social Sciences students would typically be perceived to have more Linguistics Intelligence while Science Technology students would be more inclined to have more Mathematical Intelligence. The findings can be used by educators to translate it into approaches in learning strategies and to incorporate it into the curriculum.
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Education
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Faiz Zulkif IJ Vol.1No.1_An Investigation on Multiple Intelligence of Students from Faculty of Business Management (FPP) and Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (FSKM) of Universiti Teknologi Mar.pdf
Published Year
2018
Volume
Volume 1
Title of paper
Students’ Academic Achievement for Taxation Courses – A Comparative Study
Main Authors Name
Saunah Zainon
Co Authors
Syahrul Ahmar Ahmad Siti Masnah Saringat
Abstract
Accounting education is a discipline, profession and platform for academicians as educators and researchers to conduct various studies on students’ academic achievement. Various courses offered in the field of accounting, such as financial reporting, management accounting, auditing and taxation. The taxation course is specifically evolving in response to changes in economy, budgets, environment and the needs of the stakeholders. In line with these changes, accounting educators continue to refine the content of the taxation course through curriculum review to reflect the most current and relevant needs of the stakeholders. Taxation courses at under graduate levels basically involve two major streams: individual taxation and corporate taxation. The content delivery of these taxation courses are merely in the form of lectures, tutorials and other means of conveyances such as presentations and assignments. Various ways of teaching delivery methods enable rewarding and exciting teaching and learning environment of the taxation courses, which results in an improvement of the students’ academic achievement. As such, this study asserts to determine if there is any difference in the students’ academic achievement for taxation courses with the two different streams of an individual taxation and corporate taxation for two groups of students. The students’ academic achievement of their final semester of grade point average and the taxation courses grades were extracted from their academic records for data analysis. The independent t-test results found that there is a no significant difference between the two groups of students for an individual taxation course, whilst there is a significant difference for corporate taxation course for the two groups of students.
Scope
Education
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Saunah Zainon IJ Vol.1 No.1 2018 _Students’ Academic Achievement for Taxation Courses.pdf
Published Year
2018
Volume
Volume 1
Title of paper
The effectiveness of forced-presentation method on students’ learning experience
Main Authors Name
Ilyanie Hj Yaacob
Co Authors
Zuraida Jaafar, Sarini Ahmad Wakid, Mohd Zaini Nawahwi, Nur Intan Hasbullah, Nor ‘Aishah Hasan
Abstract
The aim of this study are to attain more understanding about students’ preferences and perception on different methods of group presentation during lecture session. The study involved 97 students from Diploma in Microbiology in UiTM Cawangan Negeri Sembilan, Kampus Kuala Pilah. All students were exposed to two methods of group presentation, which are named as ‘conventional-presentation method (CPM)’ and ‘forced-presentation method (FPM)’. Data were obtained from self-administered questionnaire which measured students’ preparation, learning experiences, assessment and overall satisfaction for both methods. The responses were measured using a 10-Point Interval Scale rating with 1 showed “strongly disagree” whilst 10 showed “strongly agree”. Results showed that there are significant difference on perception between mean score of conventional-presentation method and the mean score of forced-presentation method for construct learning experiences, assessment, and overall satisfaction (p-values are less than 0.05). It can be concluded that students prefer forced-presentation method to enhance their learning experiences
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Education
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6. Paper ID 1210.pdf
Published Year
2018
Volume
Volume 2
Title of paper
Game-Based Learning Approach To Improve Students’ Learning Process in a Political Science Subject
Main Authors Name
`Ainatul Fathiyah binti Abdul Rahim
Co Authors
Nursyahida Zulkifli, Rafizah Mohd Noor, Shamsinar Rahman, Muhammad Ariff Asyrul Adnan
Abstract
Learning politics is vital for students especially for Diploma in Public Administration students. However, they often encounter difficulties in understanding the concepts, theories and processes that lead them to find it very complex thus reduce their interest to learn. It has been proven that by using a game-based pedagogical model, it brings benefits in the process to make complex educational concepts more approachable to the learners. Therefore, this paper attempts to explore students’ perception towards an education game called “Political Fun Race” game. Political Fun Race is a game that is inspired by one of the popular childhood games; Snake and Ladder. It is purposely designed to create an exploration to boost the interest of the students in Diploma in Public Administration in seeking political knowledge and it is deliberately developed to help them understand the major concepts in the political science such as power, government, law and governance deeper. This game aims to improve the students’ learning process via a game as a learning tool to add on besides lectures and traditional classroom. It consists of four (4) divided components (board, dice, counter and questions cards). The questionnaires were distributed to all part two students who enrolled in code subjects PAD120: Political Science in UiTM Raub Campus in order to obtain the information of the study. The results found that majority of the students enjoyed playing this game and agreed that the innovation in teaching really helped them in understanding the subject and it has smoothened the learning process. Besides, it can enhance their general knowledge regarding political science. It is aligned with the aims of the Ministry of Higher Education Blueprint thus optimistically it will benefit all students regardless of their course, program, university or country as well as the public Keywords: game-based learning, political science subject, interactive learning
Scope
Education
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10. Paper ID 127.pdf
Published Year
2018
Volume
Volume 2
Title of paper
Using i-Learn for Online Assessment : Lecturers’ Perceptions
Main Authors Name
Chng Pei Eng
Co Authors
Muniroh bt Hamat, Ng Set Foong, Chew Yee Ming, and Mahanim bt Omar
Abstract
This paper describes a study carried out in Universiti Teknologi MARA to explore the lecturers’ perceptions of online assessment. A survey questionnaire was administered on a sample of 40 full-time Computer and Mathematical Sciences lecturers in October 2017. The survey items focus on seven dimensions: (1) affective factors, (2) validity, (3) practical issues, (4) reliability and fairness, (5) security, (6) pedagogy issues and (7) the intention to conduct online assessment. The aim of the survey was to investigate lecturers’ perceptions of using i-Learn as assessment tool and to analyze whether their perceptions differ based on their area of specialization. The findings of the survey indicate that i-Learn online assessment tool was under used and the lecturers’ intentions to conduct online assessment are still very low. Their main concern is generally due to the nature of the subject taught which they think it is not appropriate to be tested online. Besides that, issues related to system security, cheating in digital age, and multiple-choice type of test items were some factors that hindered them from adopting online assessment. Lastly, the paper concludes that i-Learn does not fully addressed the critical need of Computer and Mathematical Sciences lecturers in order for them to adopt and increase their use of online assessment in their courses. Furthermore, perhaps the training module for this group of lecturers should be redesigned to expose them how to design the new test items which can assess on the higher order thinking skills.
Scope
Education
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11. Paper ID 128.pdf
Published Year
2018
Volume
Volume 2
Title of paper
Creative Writings in Preparing Undergraduate Pharmacy Theses
Main Authors Name
Ibtisam Abdul Wahab
Co Authors
Hannis Fadzillah Mohsin
Abstract
Creative writing in preparing undergraduate pharmacy theses could be experienced when the students assimilate their knowledge in retail pharmacy by transcribing their experiences and understandings of the herbal products, subsequent to the attachment training. It is firstly anticipated that most herbal consumers are not mindful to the botanical designations of those species. Therefore, the students need to describe natural sources with the local descriptions. In their proposals, the literature would cover the scientific explorations of that native plantarum. Then, the students would be able to relay the information to the public, after such extensive readings in Semester Five. Fortunately, some foreign plant samples were not difficult to be investigated, due to their accessibility in the outlets. Nevertheless, the challenges are more concentrated on the modern therapeutic applications of those herbs, as compared to their utility in traditional practices. In Semester Six, the undergraduates’ examinations would be the laborious analysis of the extracts, since the ingredients are the active compounds, biosynthesized in plants. The thesis would include the write-up of their communication with the community, regarding the feedback of the current affairs in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Finally, the students’ creativity could be enhanced, when they are required to refer to various resources, in addition to the scientific journals and chemical databases. This includes referring to the holy text while studying the prophetic herbs and custom medicines. In summary, it is believed that creative writings and appraisals are essential in the teaching and learning process, and are significant in the career development of the future pharmacists.
Scope
Education
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vol3_no1.pdf
Published Year
2019
Volume
Volume 3
Title of paper
Awareness of Autism among Parents
Main Authors Name
Jaida Najihah Jamidin
Co Authors
Nur Irdina Izzati Zafarulhisham, Nur Solehah Abd Majid, Nur Syuhaida Daud
Abstract
Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid and repetitive behaviors. The aims of this study are to identify the awareness level of autism spectrum disorder among parents that have child with autism or non-autism and to investigate the relationship between the determinants (knowledge, role of government and community living) with the awareness of autism among parents by using ordinal regression analysis. The study reveals that majority of parents have a medium level of awareness about autism. While the rest, have an equal percentage which is 20% respectively for high and low level of awareness about autism. From this study, it can be concluded that there is a relationship between knowledge and government role with the level of awareness of autism among parents.
Scope
Education
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vol3_no10.pdf
Published Year
2019
Volume
Volume 3
Title of paper
The Job Performance Of Instructional Leaders In A Centre Of Foundation Studies
Main Authors Name
NURHAMIZAH ISHAK
Co Authors
LEELE SUSANA JAMIAN
Abstract
This study looks at level of job performance among the instructional leaders of a centre of foundation studies owned by a public university in Selangor. Questionnaires were used to collect data on the sample of 86 lecturers. It was found that the sample have high overall job performance level. They also scored high job performance level in the two main dimensions that were measured such as task performance and contextual performance. Besides, there was significant difference between self-efficacy and departments of the sample. As for the implications of this study, it contributes to the corpus of knowledge in the area of job performance in local context and provides empirical data to assist Ministry of Higher Education in conducting strategic planning to enhance job performance amongst instructional leaders in institutions of higher educations (IHE).
Scope
Education
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vol3_no6.pdf
Published Year
2019
Volume
Volume 3
Title of paper
Insights of ESL Students’ Peer Review in Writing Class
Main Authors Name
Norasyikin binti Abdul Malik
Co Authors
Nur Fatima Wahida Mohd Nasir2, Nurul Ain Hasni3, and Nurhidha Irawaty Kasmaruddin4
Abstract
The practice of peer review as a method of evaluation is believed to be helpful in learning and is fond especially by educators in higher education settings. Constraints resulting from examination-oriented subjects and the large number of students in each class limit the educators’ ability to give personal feedback to each student, forcing them to opt for peer review as an alternative for evaluation. Thus, this study aims to better learn the students’ views on the implementation of peer review in their writing class and also to recognize the strengths and weaknesses according through the perspectives raised by these students. Four interviews questions were crafted to investigate the students’ views on peer review activity in writing class. Semi structured interviews were carried out, recorded, transcribed and analyzed. Textual data, audio recordings and interviews from 18 individuals from third semester of diploma students revealed that peer review activity makes them to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their essays. However, some of them viewed peer review as a platform to critic or being criticised, rather than as a learning tool. The finding also revealed that despite the positive feedback of peer review to their writings, they prefer the lecturer’s feedback more. A majority of these students suggested that lecturer’s feedback is still important other than having the peer review activity for the class as a source of writing feedback
Scope
Education
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vol3_no9.pdf
Published Year
2019
Volume
Volume 3
Title of paper
COMPLIMENT RESPONSES BY IBAN ESL LEARNERS
Main Authors Name
CHRISTINE JACQUELINE RUNGGOL
Co Authors
CHRISTINE JACQUELINE RUNGGOL
Abstract
The speech act of complementing and how speakers give and respond to compliments have been much researched. This study attempts to investigate one major source of pragmatic misunderstanding among learners of English in Malaysia, specifically the different responses to compliments produced by a sample of Iban speakers of English in Sarawak. It also aims to classify response types according to pre-existing taxonomy and discuss any significant issues and implications for the teaching of English. The study was timely in the sense that there is currently a lack of data regarding the production of the speech act of complimenting and its elicited responses among the Iban community when they interact in English. The method used for this study was a Discourse Completion Test (DCT). The study revealed that the respondents generally accept the compliments given when complimented in both English and Iban. By accepting and giving positive elaboration, it can be said that the respondents are influenced culturally by the English language to a certain degree. The results of this study have provided some implications for the teaching of English as a second language in Malaysia. In order to produce students who are competent in the language, teachers must not only concentrate on the grammatical aspect of language teaching. Instead, they must also produce students who are aware of certain pragmatic rules of the L2 speech community in order to avoid communication breakdown.
Scope
Education
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vol3_no5.pdf
Published Year
2019
Volume
Volume 3
Title of paper
EMPOWERING LEARNING MOTIVATION AND EXPERIENCE THROUGH CROSS-AGE TUTORING COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: KHIND EDUCATION HUB TO COMMUNITY
Main Authors Name
NORIAH ISMAIL
Co Authors
CAROLYN SOO KUM YOKE, HARYATI AHMAD, DEEPAK SINGH RATAN SINGH, WAN NOR HAFIDZAH WAN MOHD, NORAZAM ARBIN, SUHAIDI ELIAS, INTAN SAFINAS MOHD ARIFF ALBAKRI
Abstract
This study investigates the perception of ninety primary school students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Tengah, Segamat, Johor (SK Kampung Tengah) who were involved in a cross-age tutoring community service EDU HUB Project sponsored by KHIND STARFISH Foundation and organized by University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Johor, Malaysia. The project also involved 30 UiTM Cawangan Johor students who acted as the tutors, and six lecturers who were the advisors for the project. The project was carried out for eight weeks in which the Standard Four and Five students from SK Kampung Tengah were provided with a special learning modules which focused on providing learning tips and motivation particularly in learning the English Language, Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics and Science. Two sets of questionnaires were deployed among the tutees prior to and after the project was conducted to analyse their perception of the project and the impact it has made on students’ learning confidence and experience. The findings revealed that the tutees enjoyed being involved in the project as it enhances their confidence, learning interest as well as motivation.
Scope
Education
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vol3_no11.pdf
Published Year
2019
Volume
Volume 3