Informal workplace learning among novice teachers :a study in Kuching division, Sarawak

Ki,, Yen Ping. (2010) Informal workplace learning among novice teachers :a study in Kuching division, Sarawak. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study wa s to investigate the types of informal learning activities that the novice teachers in Kuching Division engaged in at work and the level of novice teachers’ engagement in informal learning activities. More specifically, this study explored the individual and organizational factors affecting novice teachers’ engag ement in informal learning activities, the relationship between level of informal learning engagement and organizational culture in school, and the differences in the level of novice teachers’ engagement in informal learning activities based on gender. Thi s study was a cross - sectional survey research. A total of 85 usable questionnaires were returned out of 100 questionnaires distributed to the randomly selected novice teachers from ten schools in Kuching D ivision. Findings in this study showed that novice teachers were only moderately involved in workplace informal learning activities. The findings also showed moderate but significant positive relationship between school culture and the level of informal learning engagement among novice teachers. However, t here was no significant difference between males and females novice teachers in the level of engagement in workplace informal learning. In addition, t he findings also indicated that novice teachers learnt most frequently from the ir own iv trial and error acti vities. Novice teachers’ informal learning activities were mostly influenced by their interest in the current professional field and job environment. The findings of this study including the various activit ies and factors that influence informal learning e ngagement are useful to human resource development practitioners for prioritizing informal learning interventions. Furthermore, t here is currently little local empirical research on the individual learning and learning organization concept. Thus, t his rese arch can also address the gap especially through its findings on the relationship between informal learning engagement level and organizational learning culture in school .

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc. ) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching--Methodology, Dissertations, Academic--Malaysia, postgraduate, 2010, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 01:29
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 07:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/6778

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