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Sidhu, Gurnam Kaur; Kaur, Sarjit; Fook, Chan Yuen – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2016
In order to build and empower human capital development, the Malaysian Ministry of Education devised a plan referred to as "MyBrain15". Under this plan, Malaysia hopes to produce a total of 60,000 doctoral degree holders by 2023. However, high attrition and low completion rates among postgraduate students to date have hindered the noble…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Graduate Students, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Student Attitudes
Sidhu, Gurnam Kaur; Kaur, Sarjit; Choo, Lim Peck; Fook, Chan Yuen – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
The empowerment of human capital through higher education is a key element that contributes to the growth of national income. In line with this, Malaysia under the MyBrain15 initiative aims to produce a total of 60,000 doctoral degree holders by 2023. However, high attrition and low completion rates among postgraduate students to date have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Supervision
Kaur, Sarjit; Sidhu, Gurnam Kaur; Fong, Lee Lai; Jamian, Leele Suzana – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
The twin forces of globalisation and internationalisation witnessed the global democratisation of higher education leading to the mushrooming of institutions of higher learning alongside with the rapid increase in student enrolments at all levels including postgraduate study. Despite the rapid developments in higher education, postgraduate study…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Chuin, Tan Khye; Kaur, Sarjit – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2015
This study investigated the types of language learning strategies used by 73 English majors from the School of Humanities in Universiti Sains Malaysia. Using questionnaires adopted from Oxford's (1990) Strategy Inventory of Language Learning (SILL) and focus group interviews, the study also examined the English major students' perceptions of using…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Majors (Students), Language Acquisition
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Sirat, Morshidi; Kaur, Sarjit – Comparative Education, 2010
This article investigates the changing state-university relations in Japan and Malaysia. Its main objective is to identify and examine possible lessons for Malaysia, based on the Japanese experience. Notably, since the late 1970s, Malaysia has been looking towards Japan as a model for socio-economic development (the "look-east" Policy)…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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Kaur, Sarjit; Sidhu, Gurnam Kaur – International Education Studies, 2009
In Malaysia, postgraduate coursework and research training have expanded significantly in attracting both domestic and international students from Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The task of evaluating the student learning experience in postgraduate education can point out to researchers and university educators various mismatches that would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Learning Experience, Qualitative Research