2U2i AND WBL-BASED PROGRAMS STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING EFFICACY IN MALAYSIAN HIGHER EDUCATION
Received: 29th November 2022; Revised: 25th November 2022, 27th December 2022, 03rd January 2023; Accepted: 11th January 2023
Keywords:Student-Centered Learning, SCL, 2U2i, Work-Based Learning, WBL
The Malaysian education system must adapt to the 21st-century paradigm change to produce quality graduates who are holistic, balanced, entrepreneurially ready, bright, skilled, and knowledgeable. Student-centered learning (SCL), a teaching-and-learning (TnL) method, is being adopted in the system to develop students' inclinations and higher thinking capacity, revealing individuals' talents in a certain sector meanwhile, 2U2i and work-based learning (WBL) study modes were established to lessen students' reliance on traditional learning by emphasizing particular industrial in-field learning and continuous learning. The purpose of this study is to verify the reliability and validity of the instrument that will be used to determine the efficacy of SCL in 2U2i and WBL programs among participating local higher education providers (HEP) aside from confirming the existence of SCL elements within the programs. The initial data collection procedure involved questionnaires with students as well as industry players with whom the students are currently affiliated. The results suggest that the instrument used is viable and easily understandable by respondents. However, it is insufficient to formulate a truly effective instrument due to the small sample size and differences in the implementation of 2U2i and WBL programs, suggesting a complete data collection involving all related parties in future studies.
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