UTHM Institutional Repository

Developing soft skill in Advanced Technology Training Centre (ADTEC): an analysis of comparison

Esa, Ahmad and Md Yunos, Jailani and Mohamad Ali, Aina Aishikin (2011) Developing soft skill in Advanced Technology Training Centre (ADTEC): an analysis of comparison. Educational Technology. ISSN 2229-712X


Download (159kB)


The mastery of soft skill is very important among students nowadays, however, the issue on the most effective ways to inculcate this skill has yet been identified. Thus, the purpose of the study is to identify the most dominant channel that is effective to inculcate the skill to help students to embrace it. The objective of the study is to identify settings that are convenient for inculcation of soft skill. There are three different settings identified and researched; the skill could be inculcated through co-curriculum, workshops or in the classroom. The experiment is design to be a descriptive study. Data for the experiment was collected through instruments such as survey forms and interviews. The respondents of the survey were 196 students semester 5 and 6 from ADTEC Malaysia. The outcome of the experiment showed that levels of soft skill development are varied through co-curricular activity, workshops and classroom. From a Paired Sample t-Test that has been carried out, it showed that there is a significant different in level of soft skill development between cocurricular activities and workshops, and between co-curricular and classroom. On the other hand, the outcome of the Paired Sample t-Test does not show any significant difference of soft skill between workshop and class. The findings conclude that the most relevant difference is through workshop and class

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: soft skill;co-curriculum;workshop;classroom
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0008 Forms of education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 07:23
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2013 07:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3634
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year