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Educational transformation : is it a myth?

Mohd. Nasir, Nora (2012) Educational transformation : is it a myth? In: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 5-6 Mac 2012, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

Many university students upon or after graduation find themselves asking the question, “What did we learn while we were studying at the university?” and most of the time they are unable to give a clear and definite answer to that question. The purpose of the study was to gain insights into the undergraduate experience of five students in their final year at the International Islamic University in Malaysia. Through the use of a qualitative phenomenological study, these five students were interviewed one-on-one and were also asked to write down some of their thoughts about their experiences via email. A short questionnaire was emailed to each of them four months after they graduated to see whether there were any developments in the way they perceived and defined their undergraduate experience. Results of the interviews provided essential descriptions of the participants’ experience which were found to be also consistent with student development theories. All five students acknowledged the fact that the class lessons were interesting and enjoyable, but were frustrated because they were not encouraged to speak up, let alone voice their opinions. Through developing a deeper understanding of what these students were trying to say, the study has implications for university lecturers and administrators interested in improving the quality of the undergraduate experience.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 674/9668 Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings.ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: undergraduate experience, student development, professional development, pedagogical implications.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Zazali Yaakub
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2012 15:19
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 12:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9668

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