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Ibrahim, Norezan; Adzra'ai, Azzlina; Sueb, Rosilawati; Dalim, Siti Fairuz – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
Teaching practicum is a component in preparing a student to be a beginner teacher. Yet there are a lot of preparations needed for the trainee teacher before he or she could teach in a school. A lack of preparation at the institution level could significantly affect trainee teachers' readiness to teach in schools. Students who are not well-prepared…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs
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Singh, Aniljeet; Pakirnathan, Paul Gnanaselvam; Suppiah, S. Maartandan – Asian Journal of University Education, 2018
This quantitative study was conducted to determine whether a significant relationship exists between perceived teachers' self-disclosure and students' out of classroom communication with teachers in a Malaysian private institution of higher learning. A survey consisting of two questionnaires, namely the Perceived Teacher's Self-Disclosure scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Disclosure (Individuals), College Faculty
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Chung, Ellen; Mathew, Vloreen Nity – Asian Journal of University Education, 2018
Undergraduate-Community engagement is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs. In Malaysia, most undergraduates have at one point or another taken part in community engagement activities. However, the outcome of participating in community engagement has not been properly…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Community Needs, Service Learning
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Rahman, Sherinaz Basree Binti Abdul; Maaruf, Siti Zuraida; Rahman, Shireena Basree Binti Abdul – Asian Journal of University Education, 2018
This study is an exploratory study designed to: (a) examine the current scenario and content of the Craft section in the Visual Art syllabus, (b) measure the preparedness of art teachers in teaching art among multicultural students and (c) identify the challenges that pre-service art teachers face in teaching multicultural art education. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Student Attitudes, Art
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Sheriff, Nooraini Mohamad; Abdullah, Noordini – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
The National Higher Education Strategic Plan Beyond 2020 aims at further strengthening Malaysian research universities and envisions that two Malaysian universities will be among the Top 100 world universities. To date there are 5 research universities in Malaysia, namely University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
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Suhaimi, Azyyati Mohd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
Liberalisation of Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) training in Malaysia has recently been extended to the private facilities recognized by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM). This has increased the number of graduate employment opportunities. Pharmacy graduates are required to undergo an interview with the Public Services Commission of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pharmaceutical Education, Health Personnel, Pharmacy
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Fadhlullah, Afifah; Ahmad, Nurbarirah – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
This paper discusses the level of critical thinking skills adapted from The Cornell Critical Thinking Test Level X (CCTTX) by Ennis and Milan (1985) among final year diploma students from the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM Melaka taking the course of Office Administration and Introduction to Critical Thinking. This paper aims to encourage…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, College Students
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Zakaria, Azyyati; Halim, Nur Hazwani Abdul – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
Life satisfaction is a way a person evaluates his or her life and how he or she feels about where it is going in the future. This study was conducted to investigate the level of high achievers' life satisfaction, the domains of their life satisfaction and its relationship to their academic achievement. Based on the literature review, academic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Life Satisfaction, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Li, Voon Li; Julaihi, Nor Hazizah; Eng, Tang Howe – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
The paper presents the results of a case study examining students' difficulties in the learning of integral calculus. It sought to address the misconceptions and errors that were encountered in the students' work solution. In quantitative study, the marks obtained by 147 students of Diploma in Computer Science in advanced calculus examinations…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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Ali, Ibrahim – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
The topic of affirmative actions in higher education consists of two interrelated areas of inquiry which have long been discussed in many different contexts. This article gives accounts about affirmative action and its cases in higher education in Malaysia. Beginning with a summary of various aspects of affirmative action, the article highlights…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Fook, Chan Yuen; Balaraman, Selvam – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
The main purpose of this research is to verify the relevancy of knowledge and skills acquired by engineering graduates from university to automotive industry in Malaysia. Hence, this paper aims to identify to what extent the knowledge and skills acquired by the new engineers in the university have equipped them with job competency in the…
Descriptors: Engineering, Technical Occupations, Foreign Countries, Motor Vehicles
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Singh, Parmjit; Hoon, Teoh Sian; Rasid, Nor Syazwani; Nasir, Nurul Akmal Md; Han, Cheong Tau; Rahman, Norziah Abdul – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
Studies related to school mathematics have shown that students who scored well on standardized tests often are unable to successfully use memorized facts and formulae in real-life application outside the classroom. The outcome of TIMSS and PISA studies further emphasizes the importance of mathematics teaching and learning in the Malaysian…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts
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Ashari, Habibah – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
The supervisor-supervisee relationship is an important relationship between two individuals; a relationship often fraught with conflict and tension. A successful relationship usually culminates in the finished product -- the completed thesis; whilst a failed relationship results in the delay of the thesis or the abandonment of the research work…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Supervisors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods
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Majid, Faizah A. – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
Current debates on higher education graduates seem to address graduates' quality and their employability. Since industries' role as future employers become central in the preparation of graduates, issues on graduate employability (GE) have become one of the heated discussion topics with the inclusion of smart partnerships and collaborations…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Instruction, Learning, Scholarship