Instructional language and the performance of UiTM Cawangan Pahang DIS students in physics courses / Ahmad Saat

Saat, Ahmad (2003) Instructional language and the performance of UiTM Cawangan Pahang DIS students in physics courses / Ahmad Saat. Gading Jurnal Akademik, 1 & 2 (8). pp. 33-40. ISSN 0128-5599

Abstract

A study was carried out to investigate the performance in physics courses of UiTM Cawangan Pahang Diploma in Science (DIS) students before and after the introduction of English as the medium of instruction. The focus was on three courses taught each in the first three semester of their study. Their codes are PHY104, PHY154 and PHY204. The sets of students studied were those sitting the October 1998, April 1999 and October 1999 examinations, which represent students taught in Bahasa Malaysia, and the April 2000, October 2000 and April 2001 examinations, which represent students taught in English. Data for the study were obtained from the Academic Affair Section UiTM Cawangan Pahang, and analyzed using SPSS. The results showed that for PHY104 and PHY204 there is negative effect on students' performance after the adoption of English as the medium of instruction. How for PHY154 it was found that language of instruction did not influence students' performance in that course.

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Item Type: Article
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Saat, Ahmad
ahmad183@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Performance. Competence. Academic achievement
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Institutions of higher education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Jurnal Akademik
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > GADING
ISSN: 0128-5599
Volume: 1 & 2
Number: 8
Page Range: pp. 33-40
Keywords: Students' performance, Language of instruction
Date: January 2003
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36956
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