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Reforming higher education through student-centered learning (SCL) at Universiti Putra Malaysia : lecturers' perspectives.


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Abu Bakar, Kamariah and Wong, Su Luan and Mohd Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi and Lope Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah Reforming higher education through student-centered learning (SCL) at Universiti Putra Malaysia : lecturers' perspectives. In: 2012 International Conference on Education Reform and Management Innovation, 4-5 Dec. 2012, Shenzen, China. .

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Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) embarked on reforming higher education in order to produce quality human capital through student-centered learning (SCL) initiatives. In line with this, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) had set out to train her academic staff starting from 2004. With the training, the question arises as to whether the lecturers are able to translate the newly acquired knowledge and skills into classroom practices. This study aimed to explore the types of teaching methods used and the extent of use as perceived by the lecturers. Apart from that, the study also aimed to explore how competent the lecturers were in terms of their chosen teaching methods. Nine hundred and one lecturers participated in this study. The collected baseline data showed lecturers perceived themselves to be generally practicing SCL approaches in their classes. The results also suggested that the lecturers perceived themselves to be competent in conducting the SCL approaches such as the Student Class Presentation, Group Discussion, Group Project, Interactive Lectures, Tutorials and Individual Project. In terms of assessment, they tend to use conventional approaches.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Notes: Full text are available at Special Collection Division Office.
Keywords: SCL; Student-centered learning; Teaching-learning at university; Reforming higher education.
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 16:52
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 13:20
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27334
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