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Effective academic leadership of learning and teaching in Malaysian higher education


Fahimirad, Mehrnaz and Idris, Khairuddin and Kotamjani, Sedigheh Shakib (2016) Effective academic leadership of learning and teaching in Malaysian higher education. International Journal of Human Resource Studies, 6 (4). pp. 67-83. ISSN 2162-3058


his study provides an in-depth look at the practices of leadership in selected Malaysian Universities that have been identified as academic leadership. The findings of this study support the fundamental elements that have been previously identified by researchers and professional organizations, as academic leadership. Specifically, academic leaders focus on learning and teaching for students in relation to instructor development. This study employs a qualitative research approach. Thematic method was used to analyze the data. Data were collected through in-depth interview. Based on the findings of this study leadership works towards the future of the university through the development and involvement of instructors to facilitate teaching and learning at Malaysian universities. Based on the obtained results, Malaysian universities planned through sustained programs of educational development to use principles of learning and teaching effectively in designing learning environments for students. Secondly, academics need a supportive culture to put these principles into practice. To date creating learning culture depends not only on well-educated, well-meaning individual academics, but also on an academic community working together to create a student-centered attitude.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Academic leadership; Higher education; Teaching and learning
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v6i4.10337
Publisher: Macrothink Institute
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 04:11
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 04:11
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54065
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