IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(4): 374-377 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.483

Importance of Teaching Effectiveness among Lecturers in Institutes of Higher Learning in Malaysia

Peter Francis, Mary Thomas, Siti Asiah Md. Shahid, and Syahrina Hayati Md. Jani
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: peter034@perak.uitm.edu.my, maryt414@perak.uitm.edu.my, sitia348@perak.uitm.edu.my, syahr520@perak.uitm.edu.my).

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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.

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