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Approach in strengthening patriotism among students through patriotism-based courses


Ku Samsu, Ku Hasnita and Adnan, Zatul Himmah and Ismail, Mohd. Mahadee and Lee, Yok Fee and Ab Majid, Arfah and Ab Razak, Ratna Roshida (2021) Approach in strengthening patriotism among students through patriotism-based courses. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (12). 2160- 2172. ISSN 2222-6990


Patriotism-based courses have been thought to Malaysian students since they were in primary school until they reach tertiary education. Certainly, the general objective of those courses is to inculcate as well as to strengthen patriotism in students. Unfortunately, these courses are always seen as subjects that are boring and dull by the students due to the need to memorise facts and historical events. The combination of quantitative and qualitative nature of this study is therefore aimed to identify the teaching and learning approaches that can attract the students’ interest for this kind of nation building courses, thereby making the learning process fun yet effective. Accordingly, the sample has consisted of 800 respondents from public universities who have taken a Malaysian Nationhood course, as their experiences are important to achieve the objective of this study. The findings were analyzed based on the respondents' feedback on the teaching and learning methods to attract students to patriotism-based courses that were categorized into six approaches, namely, teacher centered, student-centered, interactive, constructivist, collaborative and indirect. This classification is important to assist the educators in choosing the appropriate approach to attract students to patriotism-based courses. So far, there are no studies that have categorized teaching and learning approaches based on the respondents' feedback.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i12/11942
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Patriotism; Nation building courses; Teaching and learning approach; Patriotism education; Tertiary education
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2023 03:04
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2023 03:04
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/95969
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