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Chinnappan, Mohan; Ghazali, Munirah – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Within the broad area of whole number operations, understanding and solving word problems continues to be an important area of inquiry. In the present study we draw on the framework of representational fluency to examine conceptual and procedural understandings that are exhibited by a group of Malaysian seven-year-olds as they attempted to solve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Addition
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Herman, Harold D. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This paper explains the concepts of Affirmative Action (AA) and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and the policies developed in post-Apartheid South Africa. It compares it to similar policies adopted in different contexts in Malaysia, India and the U.S.A. It explains and critiques the South African policies on AA and BEE, its history since 1994 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Affirmative Action, Blacks, Empowerment
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Shariman, Tenku Putri Norishah; Talib, Othman – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
This research studies the effects of an interactive multimedia mobile learning application on students' understanding of chemistry concepts. The Organic Chemistry Reaction Application (OCRA), a mobile learning prototype with touch screen commands, was applied in this research. Through interactive multimedia techniques, students can create and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry
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Sain, Noridah; Bown, Andy; Fluck, Andrew; Kebble, Paul – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In order to enhance second language (L2) acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) students are encouraged to exploit the abundant information and opportunities for authentic language use afforded by the Internet. This study investigated the online research and comprehension strategies employed by ESL learners in a public university in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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King, Thomas; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Willmers, Michelle; Walji, Sukaina – Open Praxis, 2016
Open Research has the potential to advance the scientific process by improving the transparency, rigour, scope and reach of research, but choosing to experiment with Open Research carries with it a set of ideological, legal, technical and operational considerations. Researchers, especially those in resource-constrained situations, may not be aware…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Reflection, Strategic Planning, Access to Information
Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Way, Jennifer; Bobis, Janette – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This paper explores young children's drawings (6 years old) in early number and addition activities in Malaysia. Observation, informal interviews and analysis of drawings revealed two types of drawing, and gave insight into the transitional process required for children to utilise drawings in problem solving. We argue the importance of valuing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Freehand Drawing, Problem Solving
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Khairuddin, Khairul Farhah; Dally, Kerry; Foggett, Judith – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
Collaboration between general and special education teachers is a necessary component for the successful inclusion of students with a disability in regular schools, but little is known about how well this is working in countries where inclusive education is a recent initiative. This paper reports on the perceptions of special education teachers in…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
Mat-jizat, Jessnor Elmy; Khalid, Khalizul – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
The aim of this study was to explore students' experience and reflection in doing a Service Learning project as part of their course work. The Service Learning project allows the students to practice their knowledge of raising capital through crowdfunding, and at the same time situates them in an environment where they could learn from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Student Projects
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The Biennial Report presents a selection of UNESCO-UNEVOC's activities during 2014 and 2015. The activities contributed to UNESCO's sectoral priorities and programmatic objectives and assisted Member States to provide equitable, inclusive and quality education and promote lifelong learning for sustainable development. Importantly, the selected…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Guidelines, Administrative Principles, Network Analysis
Kamarulzaman, Wirawani; Kamarulzaman, Wirawahida – Online Submission, 2016
The new curriculum introduced in the Malaysian primary students; the Primary School Standard Curriculum (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah-KSSR) together with the school-based assessment (SBA) is a step taken by the Malaysian government to encourage thinking skills to students, specifically critical thinking skills. The study explores teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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
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
Tajudin, Nor'ain Mohd; Chinnappan, Mohan – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
Reasoning is considered to be an important proficiency in national mathematics curricula both in Australia (ACARA, 2014) and Malaysia (MOE, 2013). However, the nature of reasoning that supports learning and problem solving in mathematics is an area that requires further study (Schoenfeld, 2013). In this study we explored the link between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills
Mahalingam, Sheila; Abdollah, Faizal Mohd; Sahib, Shahrin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
M-Learning has a potential to improve efficiency in the education sector and has a tendency to grow advance and transform the learning environment in the future. Yet there are challenges in many areas faced when introducing and implementing m-learning. The learner centered attribute in mobile learning implies deployment in untrustworthy learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Computer Security
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