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Perceptions towards classroom participation: a case study of Malaysian undergraduate students

Mustapha, Siti Maziha and Nik Abdul Rahman, Nik Suryani and Mohd Yunus, Melor (2010) Perceptions towards classroom participation: a case study of Malaysian undergraduate students. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 7 (C). pp. 113-121. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

This paper aims to document perceptions that shape undergraduate students’ participation in Malaysian classrooms. On particular, it aims to discover students’ perception of classroom participation and how their perceptions impact their actual participation. Interviews and observations were carried out on a sample of 85 students from two communication classes. Results show that the multitude of views that students have on classroom participation signifies the unseen complex direct or indirect influence that impact their classroom participation patterns. Recommendations are offered to educators in formulating future teaching strategies that recognize students’ unique characteristics and promote open, supportive environment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 416/16614
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceptions of participation; Actual participation; Undergraduate students; Direct and indirect influences; Teaching strategies
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Saabihah Mohamed Salleh
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2012 14:41
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2012 14:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16614

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