Factors influencing classroom participation

A case study of Malaysian undergraduate students

Siti Maziha Mustapha, Nik Suryani Nik Abd Rahman, Melor Md Yunus

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

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Abstract

Despite the importance often assigned to participation in classroom, it has been repeatedly reported that most students remain passive in class. This study aims to document influencing factors that shape undergraduate students' participation in Malaysian classrooms. Interviews and observations were carried out. 85 students from two communication classes were observed over the period of two semesters (28 weeks). Most of the participants fell between the age of 18-19 years old (65.8%) and 66.7% of the participants were female while 33.3% were male. 25 students from the two classes were interviewed. The results strongly endorse that lecturer traits and classmate traits play significant roles in promoting student participation. Recommendations are offered to educators in formulating future teaching strategies that promote students' participation in the context of higher learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1079-1084
Number of pages6
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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Keywords

  • Classroom participation
  • Influencing factors
  • Undergraduate students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Mustapha, S. M., Rahman, N. S. N. A., & Md Yunus, M. (2010). Factors influencing classroom participation: A case study of Malaysian undergraduate students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 9, pp. 1079-1084) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.289

Factors influencing classroom participation : A case study of Malaysian undergraduate students. / Mustapha, Siti Maziha; Rahman, Nik Suryani Nik Abd; Md Yunus, Melor.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 1079-1084.

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

Mustapha, SM, Rahman, NSNA & Md Yunus, M 2010, Factors influencing classroom participation: A case study of Malaysian undergraduate students. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 1079-1084, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.289
Mustapha SM, Rahman NSNA, Md Yunus M. Factors influencing classroom participation: A case study of Malaysian undergraduate students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9. 2010. p. 1079-1084 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.289
Mustapha, Siti Maziha ; Rahman, Nik Suryani Nik Abd ; Md Yunus, Melor. / Factors influencing classroom participation : A case study of Malaysian undergraduate students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 1079-1084
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