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The role of learning organization in department of skills development (DSD) to enhance the implementation of national dual training system (NDTS) in Malaysia

Kaprawi, Noraini and Spahat , Ghalip and Spahat, Ghazally The role of learning organization in department of skills development (DSD) to enhance the implementation of national dual training system (NDTS) in Malaysia. 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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The establishment of Learning Organisation (LO) practices in the DSD is significant in term of providing the necessary impetus for the implementation of National Dual Training System (NDTS). This study investigated how LO capability could be enhanced from within and embraced to support DSD‟s competitiveness and vision. Within DSD the initiative will greatly foster its culture of learning, provide procedure of learning, strengthen leadership capabilities for learning, enforce good policy for learning, establish the learning processes and ICT utilization for learning. Thus the purpose of this study is to investigate the significant variables that contribute to the level of practice of LO (organization knowledge and performance), to measure the relationships between the variables, to identify the level of LO practice in DSD and to propose improved method for the enhancement of NDTS implementation. This research is categorised as under the broad heading of descriptive quantitative research, using survey, interview and structured questionnaires to collect data from respondents. Questionnaire forms were distributed to 111 out of the total 250 DSD officers and 3 subject matter experts were interviewed. Frequency test, mean test, ANOVA test, Spearman‟s rho test, Multiple Linear Regression, G-Power test and factor analysis test were used to measure the inter-relationships between the variables and the level of LO practice in DSD. The results eventually provide the answers to all the research questions. The study revealed that 45 percent of LO practice is at satisfactory level. This implies that the practice of LO in DSD needs to be further intensified. The research also confirmed that the level of LO practices are dependent on the culture of learning, procedure of learning, leadership capabilities, learning policy, learning processes, and ICT utilization. Consequently the level of LO practice in DSD could potentially enhance its functions through its active role in the learning culture and procedure of learning. The value of Adjusted R Square of 0.427, tells us that culture and procedure of learning contribute 43% variance in the level of LO practice. Finally the Model of the Roadmap for the Development of LO in DSD is devised to enhance NDTS implementation so that DSD can transform itself into an agile LO to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning Organisation (LO) National Dual Training System (NDTS).
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD59-59.6 Public relations. Industrial publicity
Depositing User: M.Iqbal Zainal A
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 01:30
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 01:30
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3235
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