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A Preliminary Exploration of Professional Development Instrument for Lecturers in Malaysia

Nordin, Mohamad Sahari (2020) A Preliminary Exploration of Professional Development Instrument for Lecturers in Malaysia. UMRAN International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies, 7 (2). pp. 81-91. E-ISSN 2289 8204

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Abstract

Professional development is crucial for organization’s success to improve teaching-learning programs at higher learning education institutions. Many countries have developed various programs for lecturer training and development. However, there are barriers preventing them from taking the opportunities, especially finding the right time and the appropriate programs. This study explored the construct of lecturers’ professional development in teaching and learning after attending various trainings and workshops. The main objective of this study is to identify the underlying factor of the instrument based on Kirkpatrick’s Four Level Evaluation Framework namely reaction, learning, behaviour, and results. Using an 18-item instrument developed for an explorative inquiry, the present study measured and analysed responses from 100 higher education lecturers from randomly selected Public Higher Learning Institution, Private Higher Learning Institution, and Malaysia Technical University Network. Applying Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to identify the underlying dimensions of the instrument, this study suggested that lecturer’s professional development in teaching and learning is a one-dimension construct consisting of integrated dimensions of knowledge enhancement, knowledge relevancy, skills improvement, and skills practice.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional development, knowledge enhancement, knowledge relevancy, skills improvement, skills practice, exploratory factor analysis (EFA)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2020 09:47
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2020 09:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87027

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