The Need for an Academic Resilience Approach to Cognitive Task Performance of Malaysian Students in Secondary Schools and Higher Education

Kuldas, Seffetullah and Hashim, Shahabuddin and Ismail, Hairul Nizam and Samsudin, Mohd Ali (2015) The Need for an Academic Resilience Approach to Cognitive Task Performance of Malaysian Students in Secondary Schools and Higher Education. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 23 (3). pp. 553-566. ISSN 0128-7702

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Abstract

Rendering students resilient and intellectually rigorous is a primary objective of education in Malaysia. The Education Ministry has emphasised the enhancement of problem-solving and critical thinking skills, but reported that the skills performance of students in secondary schools and higher education is below the targeted proficiency level. According to the Ministry, the educational institutions are responsible for the lack of optimal performance. However, the unsatisfactory result might also be ascribed to the students’ overall experience of adversity. Some students, against all odds, are academically resilient. How Malaysian secondary and higher-education students construct, develop and demonstrate academic resilience has yet to be investigated. This review of related literature is, therefore, aimed at explaining how the academic resilience approach relates to cognitive task performance of the students. Further investigations can provide guidelines to help students who are not academically resilient. This would facilitate achievement of the objective .

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Educational Psychology > Educational Psychology
Higher Education > Higher Education
Theory and Practice of Education > Teaching Thinking
Primary Education > Primary School Education
Divisions: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Depositing User: SeffetullahKuldas
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 15:27
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 15:27
URI: http://merr.utm.my/id/eprint/15077

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