Module Development of Teaching Soft Skills Application in Learning and Facilitating Theory Class for Technical
Sharberi1, S. N. M.2, Yee, M. H.3, Ibrahim, M. R4., Kok, B. C.5, Yeo, K. J6
1Siti Nur Maizura Binti Sharberi*, Postgraduate Student in Technical and Vocational Education at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).
2Yee Mei Heong, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
3Mohd Razali Bin Ibrahim, student in Technical and Vocational Education at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).
4Prof. Madya Ts., Associate Professor at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM.
5Dr. Kok Boon Ching, Associate Professor at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM.
6Prof. Dr Yeo Kee Jiar, Professor, at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM.
Manuscript received on October 17, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 26 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 54-57 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4887119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4887.119119
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Abstract: Nowadays, Malaysia is moving towards being a developed nation in which it has worked hard to develop the country, especially in the field of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) which is strongly emphasized in producing first-class human capital. The application of seven (7) elements of soft skills (KI) which are communication skills, leadership skills, skills work skills, professional entrepreneurship, morals and ethics, continuous learning and information management, critical thinking and problem solving skills should be emphasized to the students. Mastering soft skills is very important to technical students as it is demanded by the industry. Hence, the purpose of this study is to develop the Soft Skill Implementation Teaching Module in Teaching and Learning Theory Class for Technical Lecturers. The objective of this study is to identify the suitability of the format, content and functionality of the module based on the feedback of the technical lecturers. The development of this module uses the Sidek model while the content of the module is based on UTHM publisher guidelines. The researcher chose the Sidek model as the module development model because it has systematic steps to develop the module. The Sidek model has two phases where the first phase is the draft phase and the second phase is the testing and evaluation phase. Each module built is considered a draft before it is evaluated and tested for its effectiveness. In addition, this study uses the quantitative approach involving ten (10) technical lecturers at FPTV, UTHM. The data were descriptively analyzed and presented in the form of frequency and percentages. The findings have shown that 97.27% of technical lecturers agree with the design format, 98% agree with the suitability of the module content and 100% agree with the functionality of the Soft Skill Implementation Teaching Module in Teaching and Learning Theory Class for Technical Lecturers. In conclusion, this module is suitable to be used by technical lecturers as a guidance and references in applying soft Skills systematically.
Keywords: Soft Skills, Module, Teaching and Facilitating
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning Methods and Environments