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The practice of vocational teaching method in automotive practical work in vocational secondary school teachers

Ahmad, Adnan (2012) The practice of vocational teaching method in automotive practical work in vocational secondary school teachers. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Education.


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The purpose of this study is to identify the teaching method practices in Vocational Secondary School specifically to examined the Vocational Teaching Method (VTM) in Automotive Practical Work. Mixed method design was applied for collecting, analyzing and mixing both quantitative and qualitative data in this study. The quantitative data were gathered using collection used researcher-made questionnaire based on the teaching elements in practical work proposed by Gary and competency concept by Malaysia Ministry of Education while the qualitative method applied semi-structured interview and observation used Needham Model five phases of teaching. The five phases of Needham Model are orientation (O), ideas (I), restructuring ideas (R-i), applying ideas (A-i) and reflection (Rf). The random sampling technique and purposive sampling were was used in selecting 283 students and 63 teachers from Automotive Course as respondents. The quantitative data were analyzed using score mean, correlation, T-Test and Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) while content analysis and discussion were used for qualitative data describing the details. The findings of the research shown that APW teachers exhibited showed their preference in using the demonstration and questioning technique during set induction session. They prefer group monitoring and problem solving during while-teaching, and re-explaining and report writing in the post-teaching session. Based on all investigated factors, this research produced the combination of elements in teaching skills and vocational skills which could be used as the method in the automotive practical work for the school level. Finally this study has concluded that Vocational Teaching Method in Automotive Practical Work (VTM-APW) model is able to be applied in teaching for an improvement to the current practices in VSS. Thus, VSS teachers are proposed to use this method to gain students‘ knowledge in automotive and also will assist teachers to deliver skills for the current and future workforce in a quality and flexible manner.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information:Thesis (Ph.D (Pendidikan Teknik dan Vokasional)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2012; Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rashid Rajuddin
Uncontrolled Keywords:vocational education, vocational teachers
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
ID Code:35881
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:16 Feb 2014 04:37
Last Modified:20 Sep 2017 04:42

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