The role of final year project in the School of Mathematical Sciences in human capital development

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Abstract

Soft skills are important elements in the development of human capital. These elements can be incorporated into the teaching and learning at all levels through courses or subjects offered. At the School of Mathematical Sciences (PPSM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), a final year project is a compulsory course for all students as a partial fulfillment to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree. This study aims to investigate the role of final year project in the students' human capital development. A survey was carried out on 136 final year students in PPSM from three programmes; Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Statistics. Based on the analysis, it is found that nearly all respondents agreed that the final year project has successfully strengthened their key elements of soft skills, which include leadership, communication and continuous learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages450-459
Number of pages10
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

Other

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

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Human Development
human capital
Economics
Students
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Learning
school
Mathematics
student
Malaysia
bachelor
learning
Teaching
Communication
statistics
mathematics
leadership
communication
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Keywords

  • Human capital
  • Project in the end
  • Soft skills
  • The philosophy of education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Ahmad, RR, Mohd. Suradi, NR, Majid, N, Ahmad Shahabuddin, F, Rambely, AS, Din, UKS & Mohd Ali, Z 2011, The role of final year project in the School of Mathematical Sciences in human capital development. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 450-459, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.066
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