Students' attitude and motivation towards the learning of Mathematics and Science in English / Che Rosuzulaida Che Rasdi

Che Rasdi, Che Rosuzulaida (2009) Students' attitude and motivation towards the learning of Mathematics and Science in English / Che Rosuzulaida Che Rasdi. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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This study explores students' attitude and motivation towards learning Mathematics and Science in English, and also their English performances. In order to gather information and to get a clearer picture on what has been happening in schools after the implementation of English as a medium of instruction for Mathematics and Science subjects towards the English learning. The main purpose of this research is to find out students' attitude and motivation towards English as a medium of instruction in Mathematics and Science on English language learning among 100 form 4 students from four secondary schools in Dungun district, in the state of Terengganu. A questionnaire was administered to the respondents to gauge their attitudes and motivations as well as their English language results in Operational Target Increment 3 examination for the present year. The results revealed that the use of English as a medium of instruction in Mathematics and Science had a positive influences towards the English language learning among the students. The study also shows a significant positive correlation between attitude, motivation and achievement. It can be concluded that the respondents have high level of positive attitude, interest and desire towards learning Mathematics and Science in English and 93.0% of them admit the importance of English language. They are also confident in using English and showed preference in learning Mathematics and Science in English.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Che Rasdi, Che Rosuzulaida
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies > Motivation in education. Interest. Attention
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education of special classes of persons > Children in rural areas. Rural education. Rural schools
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language > Study and teaching > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Keywords: Students' attitude; Students motivation; English performances
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14551
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