—Most universities within Malaysia have begun to
place emphasis on the quality of the lecturers not only in terms
of their academic qualification but also in terms of their
teaching effectiveness to produce graduates who are globally
competitive. Hence, this study examines the level of agreement
on the five components of teaching effectiveness among
lecturers in public and private universities in Perak, Malaysia.
275 permanent lecturers from the selected universities chosen
through simple random sampling were administered a set of
questionnaire which is an adapted version of the self-evaluation
of teaching effectiveness (SETE) combined with the items in the
Emotional Skills Assessment Process (ESAP). The results of the
survey indicate that the highest mean on the perception level of
agreement for teaching effectiveness is for the variable of
lecturer-individual student interaction followed by clarity of
teaching. The lowest mean is for enthusiasm of lecturer. As all
of the mean scores for the five components of teaching
effectiveness are above 4.00, it is concluded that they are all
equally important to ensure successful teaching and learning.
—Teaching effectiveness, interaction, analytical
approach, enthusiasm, clarity of teaching.
The authors are with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (Perak), Kampus Seri
Iskandar, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia (e-mail:
Cite: Peter Francis, Mary Thomas, Siti Asiah Md. Shahid, and Syahrina Hayati Md. Jani, " Importance of Teaching Effectiveness among Lecturers in
Institutes of Higher Learning in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 374-377, 2015.