Orang Asli student icons: An innovative teaching method for orang asli students

Rohaida Nordin, Muhamad Sayuti Bin Hassan At Yahya, Ibrahim Danjuma

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Abstract

To enhance learning among the Orang Asli, the Faculty of Law of the National University of Malaysia, popularly known as Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), organised a motivational programme for Orang Asli students in November, 2014. The programme was facilitated by Orang Asli Student Icons, 12 Orang Asli students representing various faculties in UKM. This article discusses the role of the Orang Asli Student Icons in strengthening the level of awareness and motivation among the participants. To gather their insight into their role as facilitator in transferring knowledge and ideas to fellow Orang Asli students, a questionnaire was developed and administered following the motivational programme. In addition to the introduction and conclusion, this article covers four main areas. First, it discusses challenges and barriers within the Orang Asli education system. This is followed by an in-depth description of the motivational programme that was carried out. Third, a demographic analysis of the Orang Asli Student Icons is done. The final section of the ariticle presents the findings and analysis of the Orang Asli Student Icons' perception of their role in knowledge transfer towards motivating and increasing awareness among Orang Asli students. This article concludes that the Orang Asli Student Icons have played a significant role in addressing all challenges and barriers within the Orang Asli education system. This conclusion is supported by the positive feedback received from the participants and post-event statistics on student dropout among the participants involved in the programme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-238
Number of pages20
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • Indigenous teachers
  • Learning challenges
  • Malaysia
  • Orang Asli
  • Roles
  • Student icons

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
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  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Orang Asli student icons : An innovative teaching method for orang asli students. / Nordin, Rohaida; Bin Hassan At Yahya, Muhamad Sayuti; Danjuma, Ibrahim.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 219-238.

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Nordin, Rohaida ; Bin Hassan At Yahya, Muhamad Sayuti ; Danjuma, Ibrahim. / Orang Asli student icons : An innovative teaching method for orang asli students. In: Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2018 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 219-238.
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