Promoting students’ interest, attitude and intrinsic motivation towards learning STEM through minimalist robot education programme / Nur Lisa Zaharin ... [et al.]

Zaharin, Nur Lisa and Sharif, Sabariah and Bikar Singh, Soon Singh and Talin, Rosy and Mariappan, Muralindran and Mohanaraj, Navin and Jusup, Yusmail and Suppiah, Pathmanathan (2019) Promoting students’ interest, attitude and intrinsic motivation towards learning STEM through minimalist robot education programme / Nur Lisa Zaharin ... [et al.]. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS), 4 (1). pp. 1-26. ISSN 2550-1569

Abstract

Intrinsic motivation is one of the main driving forces for students’ interest and attitude towards learning STEM subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Unfortunately, students’ interest and attitude towards STEM subjects are on the decline. A continued decline, if unchecked, will affect the number of students’ enrolment into the STEM fields. This study was conducted to investigate the students’ interest, attitude and intrinsic motivation towards learning STEM subjects by appraising the pro educational modules that include assembling and dismantling the minimalist robots and by providing software training to the students. The results of hypothesis testing of P-value generated via Statistical Packages of Social Sciences (SPSS) v2.5 indicate the effectiveness of Minimalist Robot Education Programme. The students’ interest, attitude and intrinsic motivation show a significant difference towards the learning of STEM. The findings also show that all the alternative hypotheses: (1) students’ interest towards learning STEM is increased as a result of participating in the Minimalist Robotic Education Programme; (2); students’ attitude towards learning STEM increased as a result of participating in the Minimalist Robotic Education Programme and (3) students’ intrinsic motivation towards learning STEM increased as a result of participating in the Minimalist Robotic Education Programme set for this study.These favorable findings can be a platform for advocating the application of robotics in the Malaysian curricula

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Zaharin, Nur Lisa
nurlisazaharin@gmail.com
Sharif, Sabariah
sabariah@ums.edu.my
Bikar Singh, Soon Singh
soonbs@ums.edu.my
Talin, Rosy
rosta llin@ums.edu.my
Mariappan, Muralindran
murali.ums@gmail.com
Mohanaraj, Navin
mohanaraj@gmail.com
Jusup, Yusmail
yussmile89@gmail.com
Suppiah, Pathmanathan
pathmaha@ums.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Performance. Competence. Academic achievement
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School life. Student manners and customs. Students
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
ISSN: 2550-1569
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-26
Keywords: Students’ interest, attitude, intrinsic motivation, learning STEM, minimalist robot.
Date: 10 March 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33278
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