Postgraduate Students’ Perceptions toward Student-Centered Learning (SCL): A Study of Afghan Postgraduate Students at TESL- University Technology Malaysia
Hamza Atifnigar1, Wahidullah Alokozay2, Zia ur Rahman Zaheer3
1Hamza Atifnigar*, Pursuing, Master’s Degree in TESL, University Technology Malaysia.
2Wahidullah Alokozay, Pursuing, Master’s Degree in Education (TESL), University Technology Malaysia.
3Zia ur Rahman Zaheer, Senior Student of Master of Education (TESL), Technology Malaysia.
Manuscript received on March 11, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on March 13, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 15, 2020. | PP: 115-119 | Volume-4 Issue-7, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: G0723034720/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.G0723.034720
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Abstract: Afghanistan formal education has long been dominated by the traditional teaching method whereas students are likely to be passive. Therefore, this study aims to explore Afghan Post-graduate student’s perception toward Student-Centered Learning (SCL) approach in terms of the perceived benefits, satisfaction, and the challenges they confronting in their studies. The study was conducted among 38 Afghan students from University Technology Malaysia (UTM). Questionnaire and a semi-structure interview tools have been used to collect data from students. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. The findings of the study indicated that students are very satisfied from SCL approach, at the same time is beneficial for their field of studies but at the l they were facing with problems at the beginning of their studies but after a short while they were adapted with the system. It is recommended that future studies should expand to cover all the students who are studying in Malaysia Universities.
Keywords: Students-Centered learning, teacher- Centered-Learning, Challenges of SCL, attitudes of students, perception of students