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The evaluation of the qualities of thinking skills module for technical subject

Tze Kiong, Tee and Md Yunos, Jailani and Mohamad, Baharom and Othman, Widad and Mei Heong, Yee (2010) The evaluation of the qualities of thinking skills module for technical subject. In: World Congress on Teacher Education for TVET in conjunction with World Teachers Day Celebration, 5 - 6 10 2010, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Rajendran (2008) claimed that models, strategies, techniques, and activities, model lesson plans showing how thinking skills could be taught together with subject matter using the infusion approach were been implemented in the school system in Malaysia since 1993. But, using self-instructional modules can be an alternative approach and make significant contributions. Moreover, modules are self-paced and they can cater to an extent for individual differences in the learner‟s abilities, interest and degrees of application. Furthermore, modules are largely self-instructional, specific basic study programmes can be run either as a pre-requisites as part of a total structure programme of technical and vocational education. An attempt to develop and implement a modular approach on thinking skills was made in the secondary school. This paper will discuss various components of this modular approach by referring to Meyer Model. Fleiss‟s Kappa was used to determine the degree to which consensus agreement ratings vary from the rate expected by chance, with values greater than .60 indicating substantial non-chance agreement (Brown, Glasswell & Harlan,, 2004). Fleiss‟s Kappa for the inter-rater reliability score was κ = .6357, S.E. = .0990, 95% C.I. = .4416 to .8298, which can be taken to represent constant agreement among raters. Eight raters (content and design experts) used the instrument to rate the qualities of the module. Analysis of the raters showed an agreement on satisfactory level and above on all 34 items.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-Instructional Module, Thinking Skills, Quality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: M.Iqbal Zainal A
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 06:56
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 06:56
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3162
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