Gleaning into students' perspectives in learning science and mathematics using the English Language

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Even before the call of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the Ministry of Education Malaysia has realised the needs for Science and Mathematics to be taught in English. Indubitably, learning Science and Mathematics via the English language may pose some trials and obstacles to the students. Thus, this study aims to identify the students' language capabilities and attitudes towards learning Science and Mathematics in English and the difference in the constructs between the students. In addition, it also discovers challenges in learning the subjects using the English language. 195 form two and form three students participated in this study. This study employed five-point Likert scale questionnaire and interview as the research instruments. Based on the findings, the respondents were found to be positive in their language capabilities and attitudes to learn both subjects in English. The t-test results also revealed the findings further. In greater details, the interview sessions unravelled hindrances faced by the participants. To sum up, the aim to valorise the standard of English among the students via the learning of Science and Mathematics is highly propitious. Hence, more support and assistance should be given to the students to ease their learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-456
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Sciences Research
Volume2018
Issue numberSpecial Issue 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Confidence
  • Education
  • English language
  • Readiness
  • Science and mathematics learning

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  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Gleaning into students' perspectives in learning science and mathematics using the English Language. / Suliman, Ashairi; Mohd Nor, Mohamed Yusoff; Md Yunus, Melor.

In: Journal of Social Sciences Research, Vol. 2018, No. Special Issue 2, 01.01.2018, p. 445-456.

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