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Implementation of contextual system in malaysian first year mathematics course

Md Kamaruddin, Nafisah Kamariah and Md Amin, Zulkarnain (2009) Implementation of contextual system in malaysian first year mathematics course. In: 3rd International Conference On Science And Mathematics Education, 10-12 November 2009, Penang.


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Many higher learning institutions in Malaysia are adopting several methods of teaching and learning. Students-centered learning is seemed to be the focus. In the Mathematics Department in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, contextual teaching and learning (CTL) system is adopted. Contextual teaching and learning (CTL) is a system of instruction that allow students to find the meaning in their lesson. Then they connect the new lesson to the real world. This study examined the implementation of contextual system in the teaching and learning mathematics. A survey was used to collect the perceptions of the first year technical education students. The data was analyzed to obtain the mean, and standard deviation. Research finding showed that students agreed that the eight components in the contextual system are being implemented in the teaching and learning mathematics. However, they agreed that the teaching and learning is also focusing on the manipulation data. In the test and exams, a lot of imaginative questions are still used. Thus, this showed that the last component of the system, which is authentic assessment, is not properly implemented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 07:38
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 07:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2013
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