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Awang, Halimah; Hashim, Fatimah – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
It has been well recognized that problem-based learning (PBL) embraces the principles of what constitute good learning and teaching which encourage integrated, independent and experiential development of a number of skills including team work and communication. The question is how best can the PBL approach be implemented to ensure maximum gain of…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Hashim, Fatimah; Awang, Halimah – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
Apart from a minor group whose individual learning needs are recognized for special resourcing, many disadvantaged learners experience difficulties in literacy. Their parents and carers are, potentially, an important source of additional support in encouraging literacy acquisition. In addition, embedded within particular approaches and strategies…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Interaction
Awang, Halimah; Ismail, Noor Azina – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2006
This paper examines the effects of teaching and learning strategies on mathematics achievement among eighth grade students in Malaysia using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999. Factor analysis is used to separate the twenty-five teaching and learning practices into three main factors namely, instructional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Regression (Statistics)
Hashim, Fatimah; Awang, Halimah – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
This paper describes an intervention program initiated to assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds attain early literacy skills. The pedagogy includes use of play and technology. Data shows significant gains in assessment scores after seven months. Implications for policy and practice are offered. [Note: The footer in this full text article…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy