Trials of large group teaching in Malaysian private universities: a cross sectional study of teaching medicine and other disciplines.
Susan Thomas, Shamini Subramaniam, Mathew Abraham, Laysan Too, Loosee Beh
BMC Research Notes | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: This is a pilot cross sectional study using both quantitative and qualitative approach towards tutors teaching large classes in private universities in the Klang Valley (comprising Kuala Lumpur, its suburbs, adjoining towns in the State of Selangor) and the State of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The general aim of this study is to determine the difficulties faced by tutors when teaching large group of students and to outline appropriate recommendations in overcoming them. FINDINGS: Thirty-two academics from six private universities from different faculties such as Medical Sciences, Business, Information Technology, and Engineering disciplines participated in this study. SPSS softwar..View full abstract