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Amiri, Fatemeh; Puteh, Marlia – English Language Teaching, 2018
Communication apprehension has been identified as a major factor which inhibits an individual's willingness to communicate and his/her ability to develop effective communication skills. While many prior studies have investigated oral communication apprehension among undergraduate students, there has been little research exploring this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, English (Second Language)
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Kaur, Amrita; Noman, Mohammad; Nordin, Hasniza – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
As classrooms become increasingly diverse in higher education, educators are emphasising inclusive practices in teaching and learning to accommodate the needs of diverse learners. There is also an emerging need for an inclusive approach in assessment for accessibility, opportunity, relevance and engagement. This study, using design-based research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Student Diversity, College Students
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Kaur, Amrita; Awang-Hashim, Rosna; Noman, Mohammad – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2017
Schools are considered as powerful institutions that are capable of fostering a sense of coherence and common identity to integrate students of different ethnic, social, and cultural origins. Effective implementation of intercultural education at schools can facilitate social integration. However, it is important that the design and implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Multicultural Education, Definitions
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Puspanathan, Clarence Anthony; Ramendran SPR, Charles; Muthurajan, Pragash; Singh, Ninderpal Singh Balwant – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The crucial step for organisations which are recruiting Generation Y into their workforce is to understand their perceptions and expectations. This would help organisations emerge with the right strategies to attract and retain the Generation Y cohort. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the body of knowledge base in respect of Generation Y…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Career Choice
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Collins, Christopher S.; Bethke, Robert J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Central to this study is an exploration of the degree to which higher education is perceived as an individual and/or a collective value. Seminal literature supports the notion that colleges and universities are Western institutions. Throughout the Asia Pacific, higher education is expanding in a hybrid form in collectivist societies. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Educational Benefits
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Zainuddin, Zamzami; Attaran, Mohammad – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a class in University of Malaya where flipped learning was applied, and to examine students' perceptions and feedback towards flipped classroom. Data were collected using both quantitative and qualitative methods, i.e. survey, focus group and individual interviews. The results indicated that most students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi; Buchanan, Frederick Robert – Educational Studies, 2016
Traditional assumptions favouring native English language countries in transnational higher education (TNHE) overlook experiences of international students in new emerging Asian education hubs. Specifically, there has been limited research relating to international students' choice for studying in Malaysia. Drawing from the "push-pull"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Foreign Students, College Choice
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the pull factors that influenced international students' choice of country and institution for their Master's education. Design/Methodology/ Approach: This qualitative study relied upon focus group interviews with 70 international students registered in taught Master programmes at a higher…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Decision Making, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Murugaiah, Puvaneswary – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
In computer-assisted language learning (CALL), technological tools are often used both as an end and as a means to an end (Levy & Stockwell, 2006). Microsoft PowerPoint is an example of the latter as it is commonly used in oral presentations in classrooms. However, many student presentations are often boring as students generally read from…
Descriptors: Oral Language, College Students, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Wahi, Wahiza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The issue of Malaysian graduates' unemployment, attributed largely to their flawed English language competence, has been a major concern in the country for many years. The study reported in this paper sought to better comprehend future graduates' perspectives and practices in dealing with the English language literacies prior to graduation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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Raoofi, Saeid; Chan, Swee Heng; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Rashid, Sabariah Md – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study reports on an investigation into writing strategies of Malaysian university students learning English as a second language. Qualitative data were collected from 21 undergraduate university students aged 19 to 21. The students interviewed reported using a variety of writing strategies. It was also found that all of the participants…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wahab, Ahmad Wazir Aiman Bin Mohd Abd; Ismail, Noor Akmal Shareela Binti – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Organizations have always placed emphasis on the public's voices as an effort to continue enhancing their service towards society. University's performance and its relevance in a nation is highly dependent on the marketability of its students. The ability to widely distribute their students and to heighten their mobility in society and in the work…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Basic Skills
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Radzi, Amizura Hanadi Mohd; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
This paper will discuss the aspects of content schemata in second language reading among diploma level students who were taking a reading course in Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis. In this qualitative case study, the researcher had selected two short stories that are categorized as content-familiar texts, i.e. "The Hunted Fox" and…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Reading Processes, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Ustati, Rusmanizah; Hassan, Sharifah Sariah Syed – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
This study draws on the experience from a focus group interviews under the distance learning programme known as "Program Pensiswazahan Guru" (PPG) organized by the Malaysian Ministry of Education in collaboration with local universities and institutes of education. Its purpose is to uncover students' perception about the platform used by…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Needs, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Radzi, Amizura Hanadi Mohd.; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abd. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
This paper discusses a study on the aspects of content schemata in second language reading, focusing on two contemporary short stories, i.e. "A Quid of Sirih, A Bowl of Water" and "The Lottery." The study explores the cognitive processes of one UiTM Perlis degree level student, reflecting on his L2 reading processes. The…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Processes, Schemata (Cognition), Cognitive Processes
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