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Hashim, Ruzy Suliza; Idrus, Mohd Muzhafar; Ho-Abdullah, Imran; Yosof, Noraini Md; Mydin, Raihanah Mohd; Hamdan, Shahizah Ismail – International Education Studies, 2013
The National Higher Education Strategic Plan of Malaysia focuses on graduates who are innovative and knowledgeable to meet the standards and challenges of 21st century. This paper, then, explores how an innovation practice has taken place in a course entitled "Gender Identities: Malaysian Perspectives" where students scrutinize gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Web Sites, Gender Issues
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Janor, Hawati; Rahim, Ruzita Abdul; Rahman, Aisyah Abdul; Auzairy, Noor Azryani; Hashim, Noor Azuan; Yusof, Muhamad Zain – International Education Studies, 2013
The student-centered learning (SCL) approach is an approach to education that focuses on learners and their needs, rather than relying upon the input of the teacher's. The present paper examines how the SCL approach is integrated as a learner-centered paradigm into finance courses offered at a business school in a research university in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Curriculum, Research Universities, Business Administration Education
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Zain, Shahrom Md; Basri, Noor Ezlin Ahmad; Mahmood, Nur Ajlaa; Basri, Hassan; Yaacob, Mashitoh; Ahmad, Maisarah – International Education Studies, 2013
Sustainable education and entrepreneurship through practical learning activities are necessary for students in higher education institutions. Students must experience real situations to develop an attitude and personality of caring for the environment, and they can acquire entrepreneurship education by managing transactions with recyclables. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Educational Innovation, Sustainability
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Bax, Stephen – Language Testing, 2013
The research described in this article investigates test takers' cognitive processing while completing onscreen IELTS (International English Language Testing System) reading test items. The research aims, among other things, to contribute to our ability to evaluate the cognitive validity of reading test items (Glaser, 1991; Field, in press). The…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Eye Movements, Cognitive Processes, Language Tests
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Ling, Lee Kar – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of bilingual teaching and learning methodology for Vietnamese postgraduate students from 2011-2012. Overall, the findings indicated relatively positive outcomes in most of the spectrum evaluated or assessed. These findings were then compared with previous researches and to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Correlation
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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
Tatto, Maria Teresa, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
The Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M), conducted under the aegis of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), was designed to inform policy and practice in mathematics teacher education. For educational policymakers, TEDS-M contributes data on institutional arrangements that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Njie, Baboucarr; Asimiran, Soaib; Basri, Ramli – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
The inherent benefits of group works continue to project it as a prominent means of learning in an era when theory is as important as the practical skills that students develop to cope with the demands of the recruiters. The benefits are, however, shadowed by the downsides of free riding complicated by the social settings, rather innocuous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Krish, Pramela; Zabidi, Noraza; Noor, Noorizah Mohd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
Blogs are increasingly used in formal education to create personal learning environments, providing self-directed learners with more freedom, choice, and control over their learning. This paper will share findings of a study where students at the tertiary level were asked to commence blogs as a supplementary platform to engage in the learning of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Journals, Electronic Journals
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Saad, Noor Saazai Mat; Yunus, Melor Md; Embi, Mohamed Amin – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
Studies on out-of-class language learning strategies (OCLLSs) are usually divorced from the activities in class. Thus, this study addresses the connection of the two entities. The participants in this study were nine international postgraduate students who were undergoing their English language proficiency course in an institution in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Class Activities, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
Dzakiria, Hisham – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Open Distance Learning (ODL) provides learners with the greatest possible control over time, place and pace of education. The educational delivery of ODL has improved greatly over the years with growing number of students continuously enrolling into various ODL programs globally. ODL however does come with issues and problems. Loss of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Computer Literacy
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Dzakiria, Hisham; Don @ A. Wahab, Mohd Sobri; Abdul Rahman, Hamzah Dato' – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
Globally, blended learning (BL) technologies have been increasingly applied in a variety of fields, both public and private sectors. In recent years, universities, public and private businesses and organizations are among those employing blended learning methods and technologies in training and re-training of professionals in the workforce. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Students
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Thang, Siew Ming; Lee, Yit Sim; Zulkifli, Nurul Farhana – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
This study investigated the effects of the construction and development of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) on a small user population at a public university in Malaysia. The study was based on a three-month Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and language learning course offered to the undergraduates of the university. One of the…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Christopher, Joe – Tertiary Education and Management, 2012
This study aims to develop a conceptual model of the wider influencing forces impacting the governance paradigms of public universities. It draws on the multi-theoretical governance concept and seeks to identify these forces through the lens of chief audit executives using a qualitative research approach. The interview data supported by published…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Student Attitudes, Comparative Education, Qualitative Research
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Njie, Baboucarr; Asimiran, Soaib; Baki, Roselan – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the perceptions of international students of service quality delivery (SQD) in a Malaysian public university. Design/methodology/approach: The study was limited to the University's immediate physical environment and its associated human and systems-based services. The physical environment in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Physical Environment, Delivery Systems, Educational Quality
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