Informal learning in engineering technology teachers

Abd Baser, Jamil and Buntat, Yahya (2011) Informal learning in engineering technology teachers. In: International Conference on Ethics and Professionalism (ICEP 2010), Equatorial Hotel Bangi, Putrajaya.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to gain information of Engineering Technology teacher’s readiness in informal learning and focus in organizational structure. Organization development (OD) is a planned, organization-wide effort to increase an organization‘s effectiveness and viability. Warren Bennis has referred to OD as a response to change, a complex educational strategy intended to change the beliefs, attitudes, values, and structure of organization so that they can better adapt to new technologies, marketing and challenges, and the dizzying rate of change itself. OD is neither „anything done to better an organization“ nor is it „the training function of the organization“; it is a particular kind of change process designed to bring about a particular kind of end result. OD can involve interventions in the organization‘s „processes,“ using behavioural science knowledge as well as organizational reflection, system improvement, planning, and self-analysis. Informal learning can be defined as a particular way of learning which arises from the activities and interests of individuals and groups. After having identified and selected interests expressed by learners, informal learning activities such as discussion, talks or presentation, information, advice and guidance are carried out in a flexible and informal way, in informal community locations. The objectives of this research is to develop the informal learning model based on the issued occurs and help the teachers to understand the state of readiness in teaching the Engineering Technology subject based on knowledge and skills management. This research contains method of informal learning, the perceived factors that influence engagement in informal learning in the workplace, personal characteristic of the teachers and the organization’s learning culture. The research took samples of the Engineering Technology teachers from academic schools in Malaysia. The instrument that will be used in this research is questionnaire and the data obtained were analyses using a programmed called Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS 16 for Windows). The data will be collected and analyse by using the min score and percentage. At is expected that the aforesaid research would contribute positively to the national education system abreastly enhance the quality and credibility of the teaching profession

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Engineering Technology Teacher; Informal Learning; Workplace; Personal Characteristic; Skills Management
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Divisions:Faculty of Technical Education > Department of Professional Education
ID Code:2034
Deposited By:Mrs Hasliza Hamdan
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 15:55
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 15:55

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