Students' perception and motivation in learning mathematics and science in English / Siti Mariam Abd Aziz

Abd Aziz, Siti Mariam (2008) Students' perception and motivation in learning mathematics and science in English / Siti Mariam Abd Aziz. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

This is an exploratory study that investigates the opinions of Form Four Science students in rural and urban secondary schools in Selangor on the use of English as the medium of instruction for critical subjects such as mathematics and science. A 3-part questionnaire was distributed among form four students in four different schools: 2 urban and 2 rural. Data were descriptively analysed using SPSS 12.0.The findings showed that a large majority of urban and rural secondary school students supported the policy, and wanted it to continue, as they positively perceived and preferred, English, as the medium of instruction in the teaching of critical subjects such as mathematics and science. They were ready and motivated to learn both subjects in English as it helped them improve their performance in the English language through communication with their peers and teachers. However, they faced several challenges, namely, lack of understanding, linguistic skills, available resources and stiff competitiorfto get better grades.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students' Perception; Student motivation; Learning Mathematics; Learning Science
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Philosophy, origin, etc. of language > Bilingualism and multilingualism in children > Code switching
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Study and teaching. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 6
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 03:50
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 03:50
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/15299

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