Teachers’ desires and challenges to perform active teaching practices

Yusof, Yusmarwati and Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza and Zainorabidin, Adnan (2013) Teachers’ desires and challenges to perform active teaching practices. In: Proceeding of the International Conference on Social Science Research 2013, 4-6 Jun 2013, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.



This paper focuses on teaching approaches that are currently implemented at polytechnic level and the issues surrounding the choice of those approaches. It is reflects on teachers’ teaching practices and their passion to their career and teaching traditions that they preferred to use. The aim of this paper is to explore and consider aspects/factors that influenced their teaching practices which indirectly give impact on students’ academic performance and competencies. Six lecturers from three different polytechnics in Malaysia were involved in the semi structured-interview session. Generally, finding from this study shows that the pattern of teaching and learning process in majority of polytechnics under investigation are more to a teacher-centred climate. Data from interviews presented that, there are four main factors that become a challenge for lecturers to actively and effectively perform their teaching which are; students, lecturers themselves, curriculum and syllabus setting, teaching duration and teaching material, and facilities. Therefore, this study is significant as it provides a basis for more effective, active and systematic structure for teaching and learning process at polytechnic level to respond to the needs of excellent and competent students.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:teaching practices; students’ academic performance; competency
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions:Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
ID Code:3987
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:05 Jul 2013 15:33
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 15:37

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