The Demand of Change in Teaching and Learning: What are the teachers' reactions?

Christina Andin, Nur Qistina Abdullah and Jeannet, Stephen and Abdul Said, Ambotang and Yusri, Kamin and Rosmiza, M. and Rohana, Hamzah and Daniel, Ugih (2022) The Demand of Change in Teaching and Learning: What are the teachers' reactions? International Journal of Special Education (IJSE), 37 (3s.). pp. 522-535. ISSN 1917-7844. (Published)

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Educational reform has become a top priority for many countries due to the rapid changes in the globalization era. Hence, various educational transformations related to teaching and learning have been introduced for improving the quality of education. However, the implementation of new policies often strays from the original goals. In the context of education, the challenges of educational reform stem from policymakers not considering the impact of change on all interdependent components of the school ecosystem. One of the most important components of the school ecosystem is the teacher. So, this study aims to explore the reactions of teachers to the changes in teaching and learning that they have gone through. The reactions consist of cognitive, affective, and behavioral elements. This study employed a qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews as the research instrument. The study involved 12 secondary school teachers from the West Coast Zone of Sabah, Malaysia. Data analysis using thematic methods. The results show that there are four dimensions of teachers' reactions, namely Support Change, Dilemma, Indifferent, and Reject Change. The results of this study provide benefits to stakeholders in policy formulation related to teaching and learning in the classroom.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational policy, transformation, teaching, and learning, teacher
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Faculty/Division: Center for Modern Languages
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2022 07:10
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2022 07:10
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