Mastery of Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills in Technology and Innovation Amongst Army Instructors at Technical Training Centres
Mohd Razdi Omar1, Saifullizam Puteh2
1Mohd Razdi Omar, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
2Saifullizam Puteh, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 17 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 679-684 | Volume-8 Issue-2S9 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11420982S919/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1142.0982S919
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Abstract: This study examined the mastery of technology and innovation of instructors pertaining to teaching and learning, amongst instructors at Technical Training Centres of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF). A study in a form of survey was conducted on instructors in several MAF Training Centres using questionnaire forms. Part of the questionnaire instrument consisted of three parts that were labelled as A (demographics), B (measurement of pedagogical knowledge and contents), and C (measurement of communication, management, and teaching skills in classes and workshops). The sample involved 195 teaching instructors (161 male and 34 female). This study used descriptive statistics to obtain mean (M) and standard deviation (SD) values. The analysis of the results showed that the levels of knowledge (M = 2.10, SD = 0.04) and skills (M = 2.11, SD = 0.32) were low. Based on the study findings, several measures need to be implemented to improve the mastery of the knowledge and teaching skills amongst teaching instructors at Technical Training Centres, to improve the technological and innovation knowledge in teaching and learning. Therefore, more in-depth studies should be conducted in an effort to identify the actions and training that need to be implemented by the MAF management to improve the professionalism of the technical teaching instructors at the Technical Training Centres of the MAF.
Keywords: Pedagogy, Teaching and Learning, Teaching Technology and Innovation, Technical Training Centres.
Scope of the Article: Knowledge Acquisition