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Volume 65, 2018International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Engineering Education & Socio-Economic|
|Published online||26 November 2018|
Teaching Strategies Employed by Academics in STEM Education: A Qualitative Inquiry
Facutly of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 31900 Kampar Perak, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 41600 Kajang Selangor, Malaysia
3 Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 41600 Kajang Selangor, Malaysia
4 Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 31900 Kampar Perak, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education needs a teaching workforce that is knowledgeable and skillful. Previous studies have reported the effectiveness of the delivery of the STEM education using the outcome-based education approach. Yet, the implementation of STEM education has been equally criticized. This study is a qualitative inquiry using the grounded theory approach to identify the teaching strategies employed by academics involved in STEM education in a leading private university in Malaysia. In particular, the inquiry focusses on the outcome-based education and its implementation in STEM education. Eight academics involved in STEM education from a private university in Malaysia were recruited using a purposive sampling procedure. In-depth interviews were conducted using semi-structured questions. The findings suggest that the participants are apprehensive of using outcome-based education in implementing STEM education and would require more training on this approach. The data yielded teaching strategies and challenges faced by STEM academics in the implementation of outcome-based education.
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