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The influence of task accomplishment and attitude on active teaching in Malaysian universities

Selladurai, Sugumaran (2015) The influence of task accomplishment and attitude on active teaching in Malaysian universities. DBA thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The present study is designed to propose a framework for the implementation of active teaching in the higher education institutions (HEI). Its aim is to develop lecturers’ commitment in using the active teaching method in the classroom, which can improve the development of students’ soft skills. The proposed motivational factors are faith, sincerity, contemplation, goal obsession, means and attitude towards the university. The commitment to encourage students to share knowledge in the classroom is also included as a mediating variable. The researcher has applied the cross-sectional survey research to validate the framework. The respondents are lecturers in Malaysian public and private HEI. It is found that faith, sincerity, contemplation, goal obsession, means and attitude towards the university factors influenced active teaching commitment amongst lecturers significantly. On the other hand, commitment to encourage students to share knowledge is only influenced by faith, means, contemplation and sincerity factors. However, commitment to encourage students to share knowledge did not function as a mediating variable. The practical implications are the discovery of theoretical, personal, and workplace practical best practices for developing lecturers’ commitment to encourage students to share knowledge and in turn implement active teaching activity in the classroom. This study contributes to the limited body of research on the implementation of active teaching in the Malaysian HEI. The factors of faith, sincerity, contemplation, goal obsession and means are the new variables in active teaching research. This extends the boundary of knowledge in active teaching implementation. As data in this study was gathered just once to answer the research questions, a longitudinal study is highly recommended in the future since human views and behaviors are likely to change over time

Item Type: Thesis (DBA)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Faith; Sincerity; Contemplation; Goal Obsession; Active Teaching Commitment
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2016 09:57
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2016 09:57
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5752

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