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Research Interests

RESEARCH FOCUS OF THE FACULTY

 

Education and Human Resource Development

Programme Leader: Associate Professor Dr. Khairuddin Idris

  • Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Education
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Technical and Vocational Education
  • Extension and Continuing Education
  • Potential Enhancement and Caring Education (PEaCE)
  • Human Resource Development
  • Physical Education and Sports Science

 

Innovative Teaching and Learning

Programme Leader: Professor Dr. Wong Su Luan

  • Teaching-Learning
  • Language Education

Title: Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Education

Department: Department of Science and Technical Education

Programme Leader: Dr. Soaib Asimiran

Email: soaib@upm.edu.my

 

Research Group Members:

Professor Dr. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie - Business and Entrepreneurship Education; Educational Administration

Professor Dr. Ab Rahim Bakar - Vocational Education and Career Development

Associate Professor Dr. Aminuddin Hassan - Philosophy of Education

Associate Professor Dr. Habibah Ab. Jalil - ICT in Education

Dr. Suhaida Abdul Kadir - Accounting Education

Dr. Ramli Basri - Educational Administration, Policy and Law

Mrs. Rosnani Jusoh – Business Education, Entrepreneurship Education

 

Programme Objective:

Entrepreneurship and leadership in education research inculcates learning and research culture for aspiring entrepreneurs’ educators, educational administrators and leaders. In entrepreneurship education, innovations are expected in entrepreneurial leadership, entrepreneurial knowledge, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, entrepreneurial intentions among students, teaching strategies and learning styles, risk in entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship.  Leadership in education unravel research issues and problems in educational leadership, governance, policy and planning, school and resource management, knowledge management, information management, quality management, higher education management, ethics in educational management, and personnel management. High impact findings will benefit educators, administrators and leaders with theoretical and practical knowledge and innovations in niche areas that allow them to contribute significantly to the improvement and excellence of education as well as to nation building.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, leadership, educational administration


Title: Guidance and Counselling

Department: Department of Counsellor Education and Counselling Psychology (CECP)

Programme Leader: Dr. Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar

Email: wanmarzuki@upm.edu.my

 

Research Group Members:

Professor Dr. Sidek Mohd Noah - Testing and Measurement

Associate Professor Dr. Jamaludin Ahmad - Drug Abuse

Associate Professor Dr. Siti Aishah Hassan - Family Counseling

Dr. Noor Syamilah Zakaria – Counsellor Education and Supervision

Dr. Asmah Ismail - Group Counseling

Lt. Kol. Othman Jailani - School Counseling

 

Programme Objective:

The well being and good mental health of a community is an important agenda in any society.  Counselling and guidance services and psychological interventions are needed to both prevent and treat maladaptive behaviours. Thus research on understanding the psychological aspects of various groups of people. Other efforts include identifying their needs and status though psychological assessments. Research focussing on training competent counsellors and developing models to help practicing counsellors are also given attention to. The findings of these studies help to better understand the nature of various groups of human beings and how they are psychologically affected by environment and situations. While the research output in terms of models and intervention strategies provide alternatives for the helping services.

Keywords: Counseling services, psychological intervention, psychological assessment


Title: Technical and Vocational Education

Department: Department of Science and Technical Education

Programme Leader: Associate Professor Dr. Abdullah Mat Rashid

Email: abmr@upm.edu.my

 

Research Group Members:

Professor Dr. Ab Rahim Bakar - Technical and Vocational Education, Agricultural Education

Professor Dr. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie - Business Education, Entrepreneurship Education

Dr. Suhaida Abdul Kadir - Business Education, Entrepreneurship Education

Dr. Soaib Asimiran - Business Education, Entrepreneurship Education

Dr. Rahimah Jamaluddin - Technical and Vocational and Training, Home Economics Education

Dr. Mohd Hazwan Mohd Puad – Technical and Vocational and Training

Dr. Muhd Khaizer Omar - Technical and Vocational and Training, Career Education

Mrs. Rosnani Jusoh - Business Education, Entrepreneurship Education

Mrs. Anis Zakaria - Home Economics Education

 

Programme Objective:

Technical and vocational education is an integral part of general education relating to occupations and workplaces in various sectors of economic and social life. The aims of technical and vocational education research programme is to meeting the educational challenges of developing future workforce of the country as well as to improve the engagement, achievement and transition of students, practitioners and dissemination of knowledge derived from scientifically based research of technical and vocational education and training. With substantial experience and success in agriculture, business, entrepreneurship, home economics, and management of technical and vocational and training, the research team is educator-scholars whose expertise spans diverse learning contexts and populations,  with rigorous research methodologies in meeting the needs of student and professional, locally and at a distance.

Keywords: Technical and vocational education; technical and vocational training; workforce education.


Title: Extension and Continuing Education

Department: Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education

Programme Leader: Associate Professor Dr. Khairuddin Idris

Email: kidin@upm.edu.my  

Title: Human Resource Development

Programme Leader: Dr. Zoharah Omar

Email: zoharah@upm.edu.my  

 

Research Group Members:

Professor Dr. Maimunah Ismail - Extension Education and Human Resource Development

Associate Professor Dr. Ismi Arif Ismail - Youth Development and Extension Education

Associate Professor Dr. Azizan Asmuni - Adult and Extension Education

Associate Professor Dr. Roziah Mohd Rasdi - Gender and Human Resource Development

Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Lateef Krauss Abdullah- Youth Development

Dr. Zoharah Omar - Human Resource Development and Organisational Psychology

Dr. Nor Wahiza Abdul Wahat - Human Resource Development and Organisational Psychology

Dr. Siti Raba’ah Hamzah - Youth Development and Extension Education

Dr. Mohd Mursyid Arshad - Human Resource Development

Dr. Mohd Ashraff Mohd Anuar - Human Resource Development

Dr. Siti Noormi Alias - Human Resource Development

 

Programme Objective:

Human resource development, extension and continuing education programmes are important for nation development. The aim of this research programme is to provide significant findings on issues pertaining to developing quality human resource. Quality human resource, educated through adult, extension and continuing education, are needed to propel nation development. The research programme focuses on the process of enhancing learning and performance in individual, group, and organizational contexts through extension and continuing professional education, career development, training and development, organizational development, community development and lifelong learning. The research provides stakeholders with continuous assessment of the nation human resource performance and justifies the billions of dollars invested on the education of the nation human resources.

Keywords: Human Resource Development (HRD), extension and continuing education, adult education, programme development


 Title: Potential Enhancement and Caring Education (PEaCE)

Department: Faculty of Educational Studies

Programme Leader: Associate Professor Dr. Samsilah Roslan

Email: samsilah@upm.edu.my

 

Research Group Members:

Associate Professor Dr. Ismi Arif Ismail - Youth Development and Extension Education

Associate Professor Dr. Rosnaini Mahmud - Educational Technology

Dr. Fadzilah Abd Rahman - Pedagogy

Dr. Norlizah Che Hassan - Sociology of Education

Dr. Nor Aniza Ahmad – Educational Psychology

Dr. Aini Marina Ma’rof - Educational Psychology

Mrs. Siti Suria Salim - Sociology of Education

 

Programme Objective:

The aim of education is to nurture potential to the fullest. A multitude of factors, including psychological, social and intellectual might enhance or hinder the development of potentials. Manipulation of these psychosocial factors, especially among at risk populations, is crucial to determine a nation’s future human and financial capitals. PEaCE members have been involved in research pertaining to helping children and youth overcome barriers in realizing their potentials through multi-disciplinary approach. Based on the belief that everyone has potentials, PEaCE strives towards providing solutions through continuous research and development. We hope that through the network of scholarship and innovative research, new knowledge can be generated towards ensuring a caring educational environment for our younger generation.

Keywords: Special education, psychosocial profile, youth development, at risk students


Title: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Department: Department of Science and Technical Education

Programme Leader: Professor Dr. Wong Su Luan

Email: suluan@upm.edu.my

 

Research Group Members:

Professor Dr Aida Suraya Md Yunus - Maths Education

Associate Professor Dr. Tajularipin Sulaiman - Curriculum & Instruction

Associate Professor Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub - Multimedia Education

Associate Professor Dr. Asmawati Suhid – Islamic Education

Associate Professor Dr. Habibah Ab. Jalil - ICT in Education

Associate Professor Dr. Rosnaini Mahmud - Educational Technology

Dr. Fadzilah Abd Rahman - Teaching Malay as a First Language

Dr. Habsah Hussin - Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Nur Surayyah Madhubala Abdullah - Moral Education

Dr. Nurzatulshima Kamarudin - Science Education

Dr. Othman Talib - Science Education

Dr. Shaffe Mohd Daud - Educational Technology

Dr. Suhaida Abdul Kadir - Accounting Education

Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamed Razali - Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Mas Nida Md. Khambari – Information Technology, Educational Technology

Dr. Aini Marina Ma’rof - Educational Psychology

Dr. Mohd Mokhtar Muhamad – Philosophy of Education

 

Programme Objective:

It is essential to transform the educational landscape through innovative practices in teaching-learning for the 21st century classrooms. This research programme is deeply rooted in the scholarship of teaching and learning and its research revolves mainly around the niche areas of ICT as a pedagogical tool; teaching and learning strategies; teacher professional development; students’ learning styles; preparation of in-service and pre-service teachers; and classroom (traditional and virtual) and programme assessment. The researchers are committed to finding ways of achieving better learning outcomes through innovative teaching and learning projects carried out in collaboration with individuals and groups from both the public and private sectors.  The research findings will be beneficial to the country in terms of producing high quality human capital. Our programme is unique as it is supported by outstanding researchers from various disciplines who are not only constantly seeking ways to transform the educational landscape, but to ensure that these transformations can be sustained for the future generations.

Keywords: Innovation, pedagogy, professional development, traditional & virtual learning, assessment


Title: Language Education

Department: Department of Language and Humanities

Programme Leader: Associate Professor Dr. Arshad Abd Samad

Email: arshad@upm.edu.my

 

Research Group Members:

Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Rasid Jamian - Teaching Malay as a First Language

Associate Professor Dr. Asmawati Suhid - Islamic Education

Dr. Fadzilah Abd Rahman - Teaching Malay as a First Language

Dr. Nooreen Noordin - Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Nur Surayyah Madhubala Abdullah – Moral Education

Dr. Fathiyah Mohd Fakhruddin - Islamic Education

Dr. Habsah Hussin - Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Moomala Othman - Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Rozita Radhiah Said - Teaching Malay as a First Language

Dr. Shamsudin Othman - Teaching Malay as a First Language

Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamed Razali - Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Azhar Md. Sabil - Teaching Malay as a First Language

Dr. Lilliati Ismail - Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Maizura Yasin - Teaching Malay as a First Language

Mdm. Juridah Md Rashid - Teaching English as a Second Language

Miss Sharifah Zainab Syed Abd Rahman - Teaching English as a Second Language


Title: Physical Education and Sport Science

Department: Department of Sport Studies

Programme Leader: Professor Dr. Aminuddin Yusof

Email: amin@upm.edu.my

 

Research Group Members:

Associate Professor Dr. Soh Kim Geok – Physical Education, Sport Science

Dr. Saidon Amri - Physical Education, Sport Science

Dr. Tengku Fadilah Tengku Kamalden - Exercise Physiology, Analysis in Sports, Sport Nutritions

Dr. Kok Lian Yee - Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Sport Coaching

Dr. Borhannudin Abdullah – Motor Performance

Dr. Chee Chen Soon - Physical Education

Mdm. Roxana Dev Omar Dev – Sports Science, Science Nutritions, Cognitive Science

Updated:: 02/05/2017 [shahrulraziz]

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