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Can education institution implement STEM? From Malaysian teachers' view


Ramli, Nur Farhana and Talib, Othman (2017) Can education institution implement STEM? From Malaysian teachers' view. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (3). pp. 721-732. ISSN 2222-6990


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) has been implemented in schools beginning 2017. The main objective of the paper is to find out the views of science teachers regarding the implementation of STEM in schools. This study utilized a qualitative approach in which interviews were carried out among five secondary school teachers who teach science subjects (science, biology, chemistry or physics). The results showed that teachers’ understanding in implementing STEM is insufficient. This was due to lack of information from the authorities. There are some barriers highlighted in this study which are motivation, syllabus, time constraints, lack of training, inadequate facilities, students’ involvement and school community response. This study suggests the urgent need for authorities to disseminate understanding and provide sufficient training to the teachers as well as to overcome the barriers as they are going to implement STEM in schools.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i3/2772
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: STEM; STEM implementation; STEM barriers; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 05:19
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 05:19
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56617
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