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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
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
Samsudin, Norsamsinar; Rengasamy, Premila A/P; Jizat, Jessnor Elmy Mat; Wahid, Hariyaty Ab; Jalil, Norasibah Abdul – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Education is a major catalyst in the development of the country. School Based Assessment (SBA) is a new transformation in Malaysian education that required subject teachers to conduct formative assessment during teaching and learning process according to the procedures by Malaysian Examination Syndicate (MES). Thus, teachers play an important role…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Teaching Load, Readiness, Knowledge Level
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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
Thien, Lei Mee; Razak, Nordin Abd; Jamil, Hazri – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
The purpose of this study is twofold: (1) to initialize a new conceptualization of positive feature based Friendship Quality (FQUA) scale on the basis of four dimensions: Closeness, Help, Acceptance, and Safety; and (2) to develop and validate FQUA scale in the form of reflective measurement model. The scale development and validation procedures…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Safety, Measures (Individuals), Friendship
Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala; Teo, Adisa – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study is to measure the comprehensibility of the Expanding Circle nations' citizens, namely Burmese, Cambodians, Indonesians, Laotians, Thais and Vietnamese towards the Outer Circle Englishes, namely Bruneian English, Malaysian English. Philippine English and Singaporean English. Ten universities in the Expanding Circle that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Variation