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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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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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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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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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Pandian, Ambigapathy; Baboo, Shanthi Balraj; Mahfoodh, Omer Hassan Ali – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
In response to the emphasis on the benefits of enhanced multicultural educational experiences of international students in higher education, this study examined international students' perceptions of the influence of multiculturalism on the study programs in Malaysian public universities. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Public Colleges
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Leow, Fui-Theng; Neo, Mai; Hew, Soon Hin – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
The 21st century marks the beginning of digital age with the extensive use of digital media, mobile devices, and Internet resources. Recent studies found that this digital era has expanded the landscape of student experiences, and educational technologies as well as increased the educator's awareness on embracing technologies to promote effective…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Cognitive Processes
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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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Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi; Idrus, Rozhan; Jamal, Ahmad Farid Mohd – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
This article describes the use of Moodle as a suitable platform to support the postgraduate open and distance learning (ODL) courses offered by Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). Many USIM postgraduate students who take obligatory courses (e.g., research methodology and data analysis) are taught at different venues to facilitate students'…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Distance Education, Open Education, Graduate Students
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