Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Factors On Deciding TVET For First Choice Educational Journey Among Pre-Secondary School Student

Muhd Khaizer Omar; Md Abdur Rauf; Normala Ismail; Abdullah Mat Rashid; Hazwan Mohd Puad; Anis Zakaria

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 609-627

Less was known about predicting factors concerning students’ knowledge, interests, and motivation towards Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The study aimed to determine the relationships among pre-secondary school students’ demographic factors, knowledge possession, interest and motivation related to TVET stream and to identify the relationship between informational methods and knowledge possession, interest and motivation of students towards TVET. A quantitative descriptive study used to determine the factors contributing to student’s knowledge, interests, and motivation, which play a critical role in 64 pre-secondary school students’ choice of TVET. A questionnaire was utilized to determine the participants’ perceptions of choosing the TVET field. Descriptive and inferential statistics, including one-way ANOVA analysis, were used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that information delivery methods such as receiving information from teachers, parents, peers, internet platforms with motivation have a significant relationship for students to choose TVET. Thus, the promotion and strategy on empowering TVET is salient and developing a positive image on TVET will encourage myriad stakeholders on the importance of TVET for the nation. It is a high time to rebrand the image of vocational education as an element to train skilled human capital development.

Exploring the narratives of Malaysian undergraduate students on service-learning experience in eco-tourism industries

Mohd Zaid, M.F.A; Omar, M.K.; Muhammad, M.M.

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 516-529

As one of the teaching strategies that promote students with hands-on experiences linked with the community engagement, service-learning (SL) has been uniquely positioned favourable in higher education institutions. Precisely, SL is closely related to work integrated learning (WIL) in regards to blending theories with practicality. This study was primarily aimed to explore what Malaysian undergraduate students learned based on their experience in SL project. Eco-tourism industries in Malacca are represented as the community partners that also involved in the project. Twenty informants were selected among 80 students and interviewed through focus group discussions using semi-structured questions. Based on the analysis using constant comparative method, the findings revealed and discussed three emerging themes namely self-value, knowledge-sharing and managing conflicts. The application of SL components involving real situations with the community partners had stimulated broad experience in terms of students’ knowledge and values development.