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Teachers of the Future
Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Abstract— The teacher's role is important in educating students to make their life more brilliant and a more secure future. Past studies show that there are four major skills required by the current students to determine their more successful future namely Collaboration and teamwork, Creativity and imagination, Critical thinking, and Problem solving. Based on the phenomenon, teachers must first not only master the high-tech skills but also some other important skills which form the basis of determination of students to master the proposed skills. Therefore this paper will discuss what are the key skills to be mastered by teachers to teach based on the Q-Spiritual model. This model that emphasizes on the inner self development, proposed four components namely 1) Intellectual acuity/sense thinking (reasoning); 2) Imagination fineness (creativity); 3) Control of passions; 4) and Anger management. These four components had to be dominated by currents teachers not only at the awareness level but also at the implementation stage. The implementation strategy to master the four components is also suggested in the paper.
Keywords— Future skills, Q-Spiritual, Imagination Fineness, Control of Passions, Anger Management
An Analysis of Selected Factors That Influence the Final Grade of Mechanics I Course
Nur Fadhlina Zainal Abedina, Jamaliah Mohd Taibb, Zahari Md Rodzib, Maziah Mohamed Arifa & Habsah Kassima
aFaculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi Mara N.Sembilan
bFaculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara N.Sembilan
Abstract— Mechanics I (PHY110) is a compulsory subject for Diploma in Science students. However, the failure rate for this subject is the highest among other science subjects in every semester. Determination of the factors contributing to the success in PHY110 is very crucial and should be stressed by the university. Hence, the study aims to investigate the factors influencing students’ success in Mechanics I course in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Negeri Sembilan. A multiple regression model is estimated using survey data from 153 students who have taken the Mechanics I course for the semester 1 session 2012/2013. The stepwise regression analysis is also conducted as a way to determine which predictors are the most significant, and therefore should be included in the regression. Two predictors are selected. The first predictor is SPM grade for physics and the second predicor is lecturer performance. The results indicate that grade obtained in physics during SPM influenced significantly to the success of the same subject at diploma level.
Keywords— Physic, Final Grade, Attitude, Lecturer, Gender
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Acceptance of Online Instructional Games for Learning Grammar
Tuan Sarifah Aini Syed Ahmada, Anealka Aziz Hussinb & Ghazali Yusri Abd Rahmanb
aAcademy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Pilah Campus, 72000 Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
bAcademy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Abstract— Online instructional games has currently received significant attention to be applied in learning at the tertiary level. However, little knowledge is known on how much tertiary students at accept the utilization of online instructional game for learning particularly in learning grammar. Therefore, the study employed Technological Acceptance Model (TAM) to investigate students’ acceptance in using online instructional games for learning grammar. The sample of 71 pre degree students were purposely selected. A questionnaire was distributed to obtain their perceptions on using online instructional game for learning grammar. The data collected were analysed by using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation modeling (PLS-SEM). The results indicate that there are significant positive effect on Perceived Ease of Use on Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use on Attitude toward Using, Perceived Usefulness on Attitude toward Using and Attitude toward Using on Intention to Use. Thus, it is highly encouraged to use online instructional games for learning grammar at the tertiary level.
Keywords— Acceptance, Grammar, Instructional Games, Online, PLS SEM
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The Influence of Teachers’ Emotional Intelligence Towards Work Performance and Learners’ Academic Achievement
Hydon B. Libradillaa, Aldwin M. Tevesb & Karen Luz Y. Tevesc
aDon Cristito C. Tirambulo MES Paniabonan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental Philippines
bGraduate School, Central Philippines State University, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
cCollege of Agriculture & Food Science, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
Abstract— Emotional intelligence (EI) of teachers is an important factor that helps teachers connect with and motivate their students and increase academic achievement. This study investigated the influence of teachers’ EI towards their work performance and learners’ academic achievement and examined if there exist a relationship between these variables. Findings showed that majority of the teacher respondents have high EQ. The triangulated results of the study shows that of the 5 components of Daniel Goleman’ EI measuring tool, all respondents falls in high level of emotional intelligence in self-awareness, managing oneself, empathy and social skills however of varying mean scores. In managing emotions, Mabinay Districts 1 and 3 falls in the average level and in general, all respondents across the four school districts are highly emotional intelligent. Teachers’ EQ has significant influence to teachers’ work performance, however it does not in terms of learners’ academic achievement. Results also showed that teachers’ EQ did not significantly influenced learners’ academic performance. Among the teacher demographics, only civil status and educational attainment was found highly significant with their EQ. Further study including other factors is recommended to reach more conclusive findings and a nationwide EQ Inventory and EQ trainings/seminars should be conducted by the Department of Education in the country to assess and improve the emotional intelligence of the teachers.
Keywords— Emotional Intelligence, Learners’ Academic Achievement, Managing Emotions, Work Performance
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Model Estimation of Academic Good Governance as Influenced by Psychosocial Environment
aAgnes L. Paraba, bKaren Luz Y. Teves and c*Aldwin M. Teves
aCPSU Sipalay Campus, Central Philippines State University, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
bCollege of Agriculture & Food Science, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
cGraduate School, Central Philippines State University, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Abstract— This study estimated an academic good governance model for Central Philippines State University (CPSU) System. The level of university governance was also assessed and correlation of system components were done in order to come up with a model that will serve as reference for the university to provide quality service. Findings showed that all respondents- students, faculty members, staff and Local Government Units (LGUs) in ten campuses rated the governance of CPSU system as “High”. As to the seven components of psychosocial environment, respondents rated CPSU “High” in Affective Strategy, Cognitive Strategy Macro-Ability, Parental Academic Support and Teaching Effectiveness. There are perfect pairwise highly significant relationships from positive moderately high strengths coefficient correlations from .52 in Accountability and Transparency with Institutional Effectiveness (.52) to High strength of .852 in Cognitive Strategies Micro Abilities. The established model is in functional form of Y = β0 + β1(X1) + β2(X2) + β3(X3) or Y = .416 + .232(X1) + .175(X2) + .453(X3). The formulated model is a strong model with its adjusted R2 of 85%. This is a better model to predict the the academic governance of the CPSU System in the following school years.
Keywords—Cognitive Strategy Macro-Ability, Accountability, Transparency, Psychosocial Environment
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German Language Education in the Thai Context: Teaching and Translating Idioms for Thai into German Translation based on English Language Perspectives
Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
Abstract - The main purpose of this study is to cast light on the concept of how German (L3) can be compared with English (L2) when teaching translation in the context of non-native speakers in South East Asia. In this regard, the following aspects should be considered: 1) What do German teachers have to take into account when designing translation activities in German class based on the language perspectives of English?; 2) What kind of effective Teaching Materials and Tasks can be employed based on the efficient language teaching performance?; and 3) What practical recommendations can be provided to FL teachers concerning effective language pedagogy?
Keywords - Translation, Idioms, L2, L3
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Preparing Future Leader Through Entrepreneurial Education in Indonesia: Case Study of Entrepreneurship Program at Surya University
Elroy Premanaa*, Dessy Aliandrinab & M. Farid Auliab
aSurya University, Serpong, Tangerang 15811, Indonesia
bAcademy Leadership and General Management, Bank Indonesia Institute, Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Abstract— Future entrepreneurs' face complex challenges that need to be resolved with novel approaches. Thereby, entrepreneurial competence, that embodies mindset, skillset, and toolset, is necessary to create better solutions that will help the future entrepreneurs to play out their role as leaders in the process of adding value to raw resources. The competence of this process requires a certain set of competences. Entrepreneurial competence that accommodates future leaders can be honed through entrepreneurial education. In Indonesia, Surya University has the only entrepreneurship study program registered in RISTEKDIKTI (Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia). For that reason, this research is conducted to evaluate the entrepreneurship competence that the study program installed, viewed from the students’ perspective. Therefore, this study applied qualitative approach with study case design. The finding showed that there is a transformation of mindset, skillset, and toolset through material provided by entrepreneurship SU. The transformation helps future entrepreneurs to become leaders in the entrepreneurial process.
Keywords— Action Process, Entrepreneurial Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership,
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