Developing research skills at secondary school

T. Subahan Mohd Meerah, Nurazidawati Mohamad Arsad

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    Abstract

    This paper reports the experience of Malaysian schools students in the learning of research skills through project work (as part of the course work in the social science subjects). The revision of Malaysian school curriculum using an integrated approach has brought a number of changes in the delivery of the curriculum. One of it is the introduction of project work in the learning of social science subjects. As part of the History coursework, students are required to carry out project work on their own based on a selected topic such as seeking and gathering information on the history of their village or housing area or charting their family tree. In Geography, topics on current issues such as environmental issues would be the focus of the projects. In the Living Skills course work, students are required to build a simple proto-type object such as a book shelf. Each student is required to submit a report on what they have done or gathered. The reports are assessed internally and the grades are re-examined by an external examiner for standardization purposes before the marks are recorded. The findings of the research showed that the students not only enjoyed the task but also found this part of the course to be useful. Teachers noted that the students acquired some research skills and gained the experience of doing research. However the teachers find it too demanding and taxing on the students' time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Pages512-516
    Number of pages5
    Volume9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
    Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

    Other

    Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
    CountryEgypt
    CityCairo
    Period29/10/1031/10/10

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    secondary school
    Students
    Research
    student
    Social Sciences
    Curriculum
    social science
    History
    Learning
    curriculum
    Geography
    examiner
    Pedigree
    teacher
    history
    school
    learning
    experience
    village
    housing

    Keywords

    • Course work
    • Research skills
    • Secondary school
    • Social science

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Psychology(all)

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    Meerah, T. S. M., & Arsad, N. M. (2010). Developing research skills at secondary school. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 9, pp. 512-516) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.189

    Developing research skills at secondary school. / Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd; Arsad, Nurazidawati Mohamad.

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 512-516.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Meerah, TSM & Arsad, NM 2010, Developing research skills at secondary school. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 512-516, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.189
    Meerah TSM, Arsad NM. Developing research skills at secondary school. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9. 2010. p. 512-516 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.189
    Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd ; Arsad, Nurazidawati Mohamad. / Developing research skills at secondary school. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 512-516
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