BEL 420 - Report Writing / degree level core paper / 2 credits
 
Description of the Course
 
This course introduces students to the practical aspects of preparing and presenting professional level reports both orally and in written form.
 
Students are taught to employ the language skills and strategies necessary to write a report based on a combination of primary and secondary research data.
 
Students on this course will also be taught the key skills of adapting their written reports for the delivery of professional oral presentations.
 
 
Objectives of the Course
 
By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
 
Write various parts of a formal report using professional language appropriate for report writing.
 
Write a complete report in its correct format using language appropriate for report writing.
 
Collect pertinent and relevant data from primary and secondary sources.
 
Interpret and also present visual data, accurately and effectively.
 
Professionally deliver an effective oral presentation of a report.
 
 
BEL 420 Course Requirements  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
The assessment regime for this course are as follows:
 
Common test paper, two hours, individual = 30%
 
Portfolio of written work, individually assessed = 10%
 
Professional written report, group work, three to four members = 40%
 
Oral presentation of professional report, as above plus QnA session = 20%
 
 
BEL 420 Course Materials  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
A short, simple and sweet guide to business report writing in pdf
 
Sample of a concise professional report for business/marketing professionals in pdf
 
Guide to business report writing, from an appendix written by Thompson, A. (2005) in pdf
 
A formal Powerpoint presentation on report writing for business and management students in ppt
 
 
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EDU 430 - Guidance and Counselling in Education / degree level core paper / 3 credits
 
Description of the Course
 
To expose students to an eclectic framework of different counselling approaches as a method of understanding, assisting and helping an individual or a group.
 
To help students know the history and orientation of the counselling profession, and the formation of ‘helping’ relationships in counselling practice.
 
To discuss the basic concepts and requirements within the field of counselling and the universal concepts relating to guidance and counselling as a whole.
 
 
Objectives of the Course
 
By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
 
Apply the fundamental concepts relating to counselling skills through knowledge and practice of basic counselling activities.
 
Practice basic counselling techniques through simulated counselling activities based on real issues and dilemmas.
 
Understand all the professional responsibilities of a counselling-practitioner and adhere to the counselling code of ethics.
 
Acquire all the skills needed to become an effective practitioner of counselling skills at the school level. 

 

EDU 453 - Educational Sociology / degree level core paper / 2 credits
 
Description of the Course
 
To expose students to various sociological ideas that are related to the realm of education, and their professional context as teachers.
 
To study contemporary sociological theories that could be applied to educational systems and practices, in Malaysia and abroad.
 
To consider the relationship between education and society from the past, to the present and into the future.
 
To allow students to comprehend the relationship between society and education from both developmental and global perspectives.
 
 
Objectives of the Course
 
By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
 
Understand how sociology is related to the realm of education.
 
Recognise sociological theories and concepts that influence educational practices within formal education systems.
 
Identify examples and explain how sociological ideas affect the Malaysian Education System and local practices.
 
Discuss how sociology could affect the realm of education in the future, in Malaysia and globally.
 
 
EDU 453 Course Requirements  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Brief Weekly Schedule in pdf - Updated Edition 2009
 
Course Syllabus in pdf - Updated Edition 2009
 
 
EDU 453 Course Materials  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Keynote offprints, Series 1 in pdf - Sociological concepts and ideas, 'saintis sosial' and Ibnu Khaldun
 
Keynote offprints, Series 2 in pdf - Sociological theories of society and the sociology of education
 
Weeks 1 to 5 lecture slides in pdf - Introduction to the sociology of education
 
Week 6 lecture slides in pdf - Part 01 - The social functions of education
 
Week 6 lecture slides in pdf - Part 02 - Education and social stratification
 
Week 7 lecture slides in pdf - The school as an organization
 
Week 8 lecture slides in pdf - Students: their schools and their closest environments
 
Week 9 lecture slides - Part 01 - Power dynamics and roles within the school system
 
Week 9 lecture slides - Part 02 - The open and informal systems within our schools
 
Week 9 lecture slides - Part 03 - The informal system and the hidden curriculum
 
Week 10 lecture slides - The educational environment and its current challenges
 
Week 11 lecture slides - The organisation of the higher education system
 
Week 12 lecture slides - Educational movements and reforms around the globe
 
 
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EDU 550 - Educational Psychology / degree level core paper / 3 credits
 
Description of the Course
 
To introduce students to educational psychology and importance to classroom instruction.
 
To discuss the following issues in relation to the educational sphere: Theories of human growth and development; Learning theories and its relationship to learning in schools; Motivation and factors that motivate learning as well as coping with gifted and talented students and students with special needs.
 
 
Objectives of the Course
 
By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
 
Understand the major concepts and principles of educational psychology and its importance in curriculum and instruction.
 
Identify the various stages of human growth and development.
 
Describe the various theories, approaches and processes of learning.
 
Understand the theories and techniques of motivation.
 
Identify gifted and talented students and students with special needs. 

 

EDU 630 - Professional Development / degree level core paper / 3 credits
 
Description of the Course
 
This course covers topics related to the professional and personal development of Malaysian teachers. It discusses the status and challenges of teaching as a profession.
 
It includes in depth, the varying roles of teachers in keeping up with the rapid changes and the expectation required of them. Continuing education for self improvement is also given emphasis.
 
 
Objectives of the Course
 
By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
 
Evaluate their roles as teaching professionals in the Malaysian context.
 
Define the various roles of a teacher, within Malaysian society and the national context.
 
Carry out ongoing professional development research in the classroom to upgrade current practice.
 
Address the importance of professional development for the self development of all Malaysian teachers.
 
 
EDU 630 Course Requirements  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Scheme of Assessment in pdf - First Edition 2008/2009
 
 
EDU 630 Course Materials  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Report by the United Nations' Education, Science and Cultural Organization on Professional Development in pdf 
 
Please read the following segments from the report, to prepare for your 20% Written Quiz component:
 
Chapter Two:
 
Why is teachers' professional development important?
Does professional development have an impact on teachers?
Does it have an impact on student learning?
Does professional development have an impact on the success of educational reform?
 
Chapter Five:
 
Factors to consider when planning, implementing and assessing the professional development of teachers
A culture of support: the role of school and education leaders
The role of context: Multiple settings/multiple profesional communities
Stages of development of a school system
Time
Financial resources
Stages in professional development
Steps of professional development
The use of technology for teaching purposes 
 
 
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TSL 427 - Classroom Management / degree level core paper / 2 credits
 
Description of the Course
 
To help students to develop the skills necessary for teaching English in the language classroom and will underpin the 'School Experience' programme.
 
To introduce students to the organization of learning within the classroom and specifically to the role and behaviour of the teacher in the Malaysian classroom and school.
 
 
Objectives of the Course
 
By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
 
Demonstrate basic understanding of classroom processes.
 
Explore the use of appropriate classroom techniques, materials and teaching aids.
 
Reflect on their own classroom practices.
 
Examine the teacher-learner relationship in the ESL classroom.
 
 
TSL 427 Course Requirements  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Scheme of Assessment in pdf - First Edition 2008/2008
 
Planned assessments:
 
Quiz 1 - 20%
 
Quiz 2 - 20%
 
Individual super micro teaching - 10%
 
Individual post conference on super micro teaching - 10%
 
Individualised written response (literature review) - 20%
 
Individual/pair school wide management plan - 20%
 
 
TSL 427 Course Materials  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Week 1 lecture in pdf - Introduction to classroom management
 
Week 2 lecture in pdf -  Effective teachers and learners
 
Week 3 lecture in pdf -  Classroom discipline: The problem and the solution
 
Week 4 lecture in pdf -  Pioneers of classroom discipline
 
Week 5 lecture - Please refer to Chapter 9, Chitravelu et al's, ELT Methodology: Principles and Practice
 
Week 6 lecture in pdf - ELT techniques: Teacher centred approaches
 
Week 7 lecture in pdf - ELT techniques: Student centred learning
 
Weeks 8-12 lectures - Please refer to the offprint based on J W Santrock's work that i have given you
 
Weeks 13-14 lectures - Total assessment based lectures
 
 
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TSL 570 - Literature and the Media / degree level core paper / 3 credits
 
Description of the Course
 
To broaden and deepen students’ experience of literature by joining written literary texts with cinematic interpretations of those texts.
 
To observe and reflect on the similarities and differences between individual print/moving image pairs, as well as on the general effect of both mediums.
 
 
Objectives of the Course
 
By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
 
Read six literary texts and identify themes and methods of characterisation.
 
Comment coherently on how detail contributes to the overall aim in those texts.
 
View cinematic interpretations with reflective attention and critical awareness.
 
Juxtapose and comment reflectively on distinct media versions of a written text.
 
Speculate critically on the reasons for discrepancies in cinematic interpretations of written texts, and to justify and support those speculations.
 
Write clear, direct and well organised essays within a comparative/contrastive format.
 
 
TSL 570 Course Requirements  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Scheme of Assessment in pdf - Fourth Edition 2008/2008
 
You are requested to gain access to six classic (and ground breaking) works of literature to fulfil the course requirements:
 
1. 'Cinderella', children's fairy tale (any version is okay)
 
2. 'Heart of Darkness', a novel by Joseph Conrad
 
3. 'Odyssey, The', an epic Greek poem by Homer
 
4. 'Pygmalion', a play by George Bernard Shaw
 
5. 'Sentinel, The', a short story by Arthur C Clarke
 
6. 'Snow White', children's fairy tale (any version is okay)
 
7. 'Taming of the Shrew, The', a play by William Shakespeare
 
 
TSL 570 Course Materials  Intellectual Property Reserved
 
Week 1 and 2 introductory lectures - Introducing the Media and Film Studies
 
Part 1 of 6 in pdf - Basic Terms
 
Part 2 of 6 in pdf - Mise-en-scene
 
Part 3 of 6 in pdf - Cinematography
 
Part 4 of 6 in pdf - Editing
 
Part 5 of 6 in pdf - Sound
 
Part 6 of 6 in pdf - Analysis (sample)
 
Cluster 1
 
Literary genre: Fairy tale, folk tale
Media themes: "And they lived happily ever after" (major), Gender roles (minor), Unnatural motherhood (minor)  
 
Cluster 1 - work(s) of literature to be covered:
 
In pdf format, Cinderella by various authors and different retellings 
In pdf format, Snow White by various authors and different retellings
 
Cluster 1 - film study of motion picture adaptations:
 
Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Snow White: A Tale of Terror
 
Cluster 2
 
Literary genre: Stage play
Media themes: "The sculptor falling in love with the sculpture" (major), Role of education (minor), Social class (minor)  
 
Cluster 2 - work(s) of literature to be covered:
 
In pdf format, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
 
Cluster 2 - film study of motion picture adaptations:
 
My Fair Lady
She's All That
 
Cluster 3
 
Literary genre: Stage play
Media themes: "The place of women is lower than men" (major), Marriage institution (minor), Studying families (minor)  
 
Cluster 3 - work(s) of literature to be covered:
 
In pdf format, The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
 
Cluster 3 - film study of motion picture adaptations:
 
The Taming of the Shrew
Ten Things I Hate About You
 
Cluster 4
 
Literary genre: Epic poetry, epic saga
Media themes: "It's not the destination but the journey" (major), Making sacrifices (minor), Self revelation (minor)
 
Cluster 4 - work(s) of literature to be covered:
 
In pdf format, The Odyssey by Homer
 
Cluster 4 - film study of motion picture adaptations:
 
O' Brother Where Art Thou?
 
Cluster 5
 
Literary genre: Novel
Media themes: "The horror of the dark human soul" (major), Base human psyche (minor), Colonialism (minor)
 
Cluster 5 - work(s) of literature to be covered:
 
In pdf format, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
 
Cluster 5 - film study of motion picture adaptations:
 
Apocalypse Now (Director's Cut)
 
Cluster 6
 
Literary genre: Short Story
Media themes: "Is there anyone out there?" (major), Beings of intelligence (minor), God and creation (minor)
 
Cluster 6 - work(s) of literature to be covered:
 
In pdf format, The Sentinel by Arthur C Clarke
 
Cluster 6 - film study of motion picture adaptations:
 
2001: A Space Odyssey
  
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One-off lectures, team teaching materials / degree level papers / various credit levels
 
Computers in Education
 
Sociology of Language
 
A person who is wise is always distressed by the limitations of her / his ability. He / she is never distressed by the fact that others cannot and / or do not recognize the ability that she / he has.
 
Confucius
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