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Awang, Halimah; Hashim, Fatimah – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
It has been well recognized that problem-based learning (PBL) embraces the principles of what constitute good learning and teaching which encourage integrated, independent and experiential development of a number of skills including team work and communication. The question is how best can the PBL approach be implemented to ensure maximum gain of…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Hashim, Fatimah; Awang, Halimah – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
Apart from a minor group whose individual learning needs are recognized for special resourcing, many disadvantaged learners experience difficulties in literacy. Their parents and carers are, potentially, an important source of additional support in encouraging literacy acquisition. In addition, embedded within particular approaches and strategies…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Interaction
Hashim, Fatimah; Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2006
A group of 20 practicing teachers were asked to define "unteachable" students. Their answers range from "students who lack interest, those facing problems in learning, those who refuse to accept changes, students who find it difficult to learn in formal environments, those who are unpredictable, defiant, show no interest in self…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Behavior Problems
Hashim, Fatimah; Awang, Halima – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2006
How learners learn to take responsibility for their own learning remains a challenge for educators. One concept that has not been widely considered that we propose is an important requirement in successful independent learning is the concept of Gumption (Pirsig, 1974). Gumption is all about initiative and creativity, zeal and vigour--the practical…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Creativity, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods
Hashim, Fatimah; Awang, Halimah – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
This paper describes an intervention program initiated to assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds attain early literacy skills. The pedagogy includes use of play and technology. Data shows significant gains in assessment scores after seven months. Implications for policy and practice are offered. [Note: The footer in this full text article…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy