The readiness of Mathematics and Science lecturers to teach in English from students' perspective

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Abstract

The policy change of teaching Mathematics and Science from Malay to English language, which started in 2003 in schools, has given an impact to the teaching and learning process in Public Higher Learning Institutions, including Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Consequently, UKM administrators have directed all faculties offering Mathematics and Science courses to follow the change starting with the first year courses. It is suggested that 30% of the courses is to be conducted in English while 50% and 70% of the courses offered in the following second and third year, respectively would be conducted in English. This study aims at gauging the readiness of lecturers from the School of Mathematical Sciences (PPSM) to conduct courses in English from the perception of students. Questionnaires are distributed to first year students from the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) and also from the Faculty of Education (FPEND) for the academic session of 2009/2010. From the results of the study, it is found that the students are generally satisfied with the teaching and learning conducted in English at the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages342-347
Number of pages6
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Keywords

  • English language
  • Learning
  • Mathematical science
  • Teaching

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  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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