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Self-access learning programme: analysing students' language learning needs and evaluating learning metarials

Md. Yusof, Masdinah Alauyah and Wan Mansor, Wan Fara Adlina and Mohd. Noor, Faizah and Abdul Razak, Noor Zainab and Salam, Abdul Rahim (2004) Self-access learning programme: analysing students' language learning needs and evaluating learning metarials. Project Report. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Today's job market does not only demand for graduates who are knowledgeable but who are also skilful and versatile. To help students to be equipped with the necessary skills, the Department of Modern Languages has incorporated Self-Access Learning(SAL) programme into its English proficiency courses. Since the Self-Access Learning programme is still quite new to the Malaysian student, a research was carried out to: i) to investigate and gauge students attitude towards Self-Access learning programme, materials used and Self-Access Learning laboratories, including the ways in which it affects students learning, and ii) to identify areas where the programmes’ design and execution can be improved. About 1200 participants who took part in the programme were asked to fill up the questionnaires, needs analysis and learning contract for the self-access learning programme that they went through. Analysis on the feedbacks received from the students showed that the self-access programme was beneficial and have helped them developed interests in learning English and encouraged them to be active learners. The feedback also revealed several areas which need further improvement. With regard to the self-access learning materials, the feedback given was not very positive as they suggested that the materials should be more attractive and interesting with more attractive designs for the future. These feedbacks were essential because they provide useful information that reflect i) the overall quality of the programme, ii) the effectiveness of the Self-Access Learning, and iii) the areas that need improvement as well as loopholes or weaknesses. Besides that, it also proved the students readiness for autonomous learning and this readiness can be optimised for the benefit of both the students and lecturers.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:self-access learning; students; language
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:2766
Deposited By: Norzubaidha Ismail
Deposited On:21 May 2007 07:12
Last Modified:11 Oct 2017 04:43

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