The Perception of Cooperative Learning in Teaching and Learning in Central Malaysia High School

  • Ahmad Fahim Zulkifli UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
  • Muhammad Fikri Arif Adnan, Mr Universiti Teknologi MARA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the current understanding and perception of cooperative learning in teaching and learning in Malaysia High School. This study emphasized on teachers’ views on cooperative learning approach to support their students’ teaching and learning in classroom. The study uses the qualitative approach involving 10 academic staff of a local high school located at Subang Jaya, Selangor by using semi structured interview method. The findings showed positive perceptions and interest towards the cooperative learning approach in teaching and learning in secondary schools. There were many advantages of cooperative learning in teaching and learning both for staff and students. Nonetheless, this study founded time constraints, nature of the subject, students’ capabilities, monitoring student learning, and learning assessments to be the barriers which influence teachers’ disengagement with this student-centered approach. To summarize, data from this study warranted the authors to recommend educator to shift their teaching and learning from teacher-centered toward student-centered approach. Educators should also adopt the cooperative learning approach in classroom as it may help students to better link between the concepts and real world. Therefore, educators should invest considerable time to learn and practice this concept and plan their teaching and learning around their learners.

Author Biography

Muhammad Fikri Arif Adnan, Mr, Universiti Teknologi MARA

I am a lecturer with the department of Physical & Health Education Faculty of Education UiTM Cawangan Selangor Kampus Puncak Alam.  

Published
2021-02-26
How to Cite
ZULKIFLI, Ahmad Fahim; ADNAN, Muhammad Fikri Arif. The Perception of Cooperative Learning in Teaching and Learning in Central Malaysia High School. Social and Management Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, p. 17-30, feb. 2021. ISSN 0128-1089. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/SMRJ/article/view/5783>. Date accessed: 24 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/smrj.v18i1.5783.

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