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Lee, Chien-Sing; Wong, Kuok-Shoong Daniel – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
Scaffolding is crucial as transfer of learning does not occur naturally and teaching-learning strategies found to be effective for experts may not be suitably adopted as is for novice learners. Furthermore, opportunities are often "found" or "made." The quality of solutions, however, is mediated by different conceptualizations…
Descriptors: Design, Case Studies, Metacognition, STEM Education
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