Development of a new empirical based competency profile for Malaysian Technical Vocational Education and Training Instructors

Kaprawi, Noraini and Razzaly , Wahid and Md. Yunos, Jailani and Ali, Mahazani (2011) Development of a new empirical based competency profile for Malaysian Technical Vocational Education and Training Instructors. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Building the knowledge-based human resources was the major thrusts of the knowledge-based economy development plan for Malaysia. In order to provide excellent qualities of knowledge worker for Malaysia, several issues and problems regarding vocational and technical education must be resolved. The main issues and problems found; (i) Many instructor lack competency, there is no fiamework (or competency profile) being developed for the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) instructors, (ii) the study course at university do not provide practical pedagogical skills as required by the instructor during their real job, (iii)and there is no framework or path in training being developed for the instructors. The focus of this study is developing empirical based competency profile for Electrical Instructor and validating that profile. For the first stage, 42 general competencies and 72 technical were identified. Further to the second stage, Ninety-eight competencies listed in the survey form were considered as important for TVET instructors in Malaysia. Finally for the 3rd stage, 112 competencies were found to be required by Electrical Instructors. The questionnaires were send to 619 instructors throughout Malaysia. Mean score of each competencies found in the range 3.69-3.89(technical), 3.79-3.86(learning and ethodological), and 3.59-3.82(human and social). The results showed that the majority of Malaysian Vocational Education and Training instructors score above the moderate (competence) level of each competencies. The competencies level range fiom Level 1 to Level 5 where Level 1 refer to Very Low (Entry) Level, Level 2 refer to Low (Basic) Level, Level 3 refer to Moderate (Competence) Level, Level 4 refer to High (Proficient) Level, and Level 5 refer to Very High (Expert) Level. This research also develop a new empirical based competency profile for Malaysian Vocational Education and Training Instuctors particularly for electrical Instructor. It is recommended that the concept of profiling be extended to other field of training instructor.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
ID Code:2439
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:20 Apr 2012 12:18
Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 12:18

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