Exploring the Perception of Students using Student-Centered Learning Approach in a Malaysian Public University

Abderrahim Benlahcene Benlahcene, Sana Anwar Lashari, Tahira Anwar Lashari, Muhammad Waleed Shehzad, Wu Deli


This study investigated students’ perception towards language courses using student-centered learning approach at University Utara Malaysia (UUM). Students’ perception was measured through a model termed as environmental, cognitive, affective, and metacognitive mediation (ECAM) which is a common teaching and learning technique used in classroom activities. To assess the implementation of ECAM; qualitative analysis was conducted based on observations of students’ activities in two language courses. The findings of the study indicated that the students employed the techniques of ECAM model. However, cognitive mediation learning technique was extensively used by the students. Moreover, audio-taped interviews were also conducted with four voluntary undergraduate students. The findings from the interviews’ interpretation revealed that students also explicit positive viewpoints about student-centered learning approach.       

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v9n1p204


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