ICT Integration Practices of STEM Teachers in TVET

Faridah, Lal Chan and Fitri Suraya, Binti Mohamad Hapni Joblie (2019) ICT Integration Practices of STEM Teachers in TVET. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8 (4). pp. 11011-11015. ISSN 2277-3878

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STEM Education is important for a country to be advanced in economy and technology. It is achieved through skilled and multi-talented workforce produced by Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) which is a component of STEM Education. Technology becomes a mechanism for STEM teachers to engage their students in STEM disciplines. However, STEM teachers have barriers and challenges integrating technology in STEM Education. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to examine STEM teachers’ technology integration practices in the context of ICT. This is a preliminary study that is conducted in MARA TVET – one of the private providers of TVET in Malaysia. Using a quantitative data collection tool, 32 STEM teachers from MARA TVET in Borneo Region participated in the study. The study employed adopted SPMa (Standard Practices MARA Educators) instrument that consists of three dimensions: basic ICT skills, integrating ICT in teaching and learning and communicate skillfully using ICT. The overall result revealed that the level of ICT integration of STEM teachers in MARA TVET is high (M = 2.63, SD = 0.80). Dimension basic ICT skills had the lowest mean (M = 2.41, SD = 1.04) and followed by dimension integrating ICT in teaching and learning (M = 2.69, SD = 0.90). Dimension using ICT to communicate had the highest mean (M = 2.78, SD = 1.04). In conclusion, the level of ICT integration of STEM teachers in MARA TVET of Borneo Region based on adopted SPMa instrument is moderate. Though ICT skills affect ICT integration in teaching and learning, there is also a need to examine other factors that affect the success of ICT integration. STEM teachers’ knowledge is a proposed variable to be investigated in future research.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering field, in-service STEM teachers, MARA TVET, teaching experiences, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Dr Fitri Suraya Mohamad
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 01:49
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 02:09
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29340

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