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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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Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Hill, Christopher; Leong, Yin-Ching; Zhang, Chen – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
As human capital came to the fore in the discourse on economic growth, so too has the concepts of employment prospects and employability attributes as students transit to the labor market. This paper examines three issues in this transition in the context of Malaysia. These are, first, how important is employment prospects a consideration when…
Descriptors: Employment, Employers, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In multilingual Malaysia, the place of English has been debated at various times since independence in 1957. An initiative to address concerns about levels of English language proficiency in the country through teaching Science and Mathematics in English was launched in the early 21st century. For some teachers, a trans-national component was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Marsani, Fatin Najwa Amelia; Jaganathan, Paramaswari; Karupiah, Premalatha; Abdullah, Ahmad Sofwan Nathan – English Language Teaching, 2017
As a multi ethnic country, Malaysia consists of three major ethnic groups mainly Malays, Chinese, and Indians with unity as its building block. Although education is seen as the best medium for the three major ethnic groups to work together, contemporary research shows that there is lack of intercultural understanding among these three ethnic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Yong, Su-Ting – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences among digital native students in mathematics learning and gaming. A quantitative dominant mixed methods approach was employed in which quantitative surveys [174 students] and qualitative interviews [eight students, eight parents and six teachers] were administered concurrently. Data…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Yaghobian, Farideh; Samuel, Moses; Mahmoudi, Marzieh – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
This study investigates the functions served by learners' first language (L1) in classroom interaction among Iranian learners of English (L2). The study aims to determine how learners' L1 serves them in their L2 learning. It adopts a qualitative approach. The study involved the participation of eleven Grade 9 learners in one Iranian high school in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Inner Speech (Subvocal)
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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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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Developing problem solving skills is often accepted as a desirable goal in many educational settings. However, there is little evidence to support that students are better problem solvers after graduating. The students can solve routine problems but they confronted difficulties when adapting their prior knowledge for the solution of new problems.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Choy, S. Chee; Yim, Joanne Sau-Ching; Tan, Poh Leong – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to examine students' perceptions of quality learning using a mixed-methods approach in a Malaysian university, with an aim to fill existing knowledge gaps in the literature on relationships among relevant quality variables. The study also assesses the extent to which detailed results from a few participants can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Mixed Methods Research
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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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Gardner, Sheena – Language and Education, 2016
Conducting research into young learner experiences of school poses methodological challenges which are compounded when, as is increasingly the case, the classroom interaction is multilingual and the research methods are participatory. Each new or adapted method sheds further light on the issues that can arise. Researcher-initiated role play is a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Researchers, Role Playing, Teaching Methods
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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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