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ERIC Number: EJ1134521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1675-8110
Investigating Learning Space for Research Workspaces in Higher Education in Malaysia
Yusof, Norhafezah; Hashim, Rosna Awang; Kian, Chan Kok
Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, v13 n2 p201-226 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate learning space for research workspaces in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia based on the evaluations by experts and university research workers on a practical model for creating an effective research learning space. It examines expert analyses of the notion of a suitable research learning workspace and explores worker viewpoints on this issue. Method: Experts from business (n = 2), education (n = 2) and architectural (n = 2) backgrounds were interviewed and a survey was conducted on research workers from selected universities in Malaysia (n = 222). Findings: A research learning workspace model is proposed based on evaluations by workers and experts on what was needed in a research-based working space to make it more work-friendly and intellectually stimulating for researchers. Significance: This research attempts to understand research learning space problems in institutions of higher learning and proposes one possible model for future research learning workspace planning. It also contributes to the literature on research learning workspace and its management in developing countries, especially when Asia is positioning itself today as a competitive global educational hub.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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