Strategi Pengajaran Dosen Dan Pengalaman Pembelajaran Mahasiswa Dalam Matematika Teknik Di Polytechnic Kuching Sarawak Malaysia


Teaching and learning approaches practiced by educators today must be different to suit the contents and time. Lecturers-teaching focused on student-centered teaching should be encouraged and emphasized as highly active student involvement is required during the process of teaching and learning. Active student involvement will form the interest of students to explore knowledge. The purpose of this study is to get the students’ perception of the lecturers’ teaching and students’ learning experiences. In this study,the lecturers’ teaching aspect highlighted is composed of a lecturer-centered teaching methods and student-centered teaching and learning experience aspects is in relation to active learning and passive learning. This study involved a total of 169 respondents among 2nd semester engineering students of diploma program who are studying in Engineering Mathematics 2 at Polytechnic Kuching Sarawak. These samples were identifid through stratifid random sampling method to answer a questionnaire about thelecturers’ teaching and students learning experiences. The instrument used was a structured questionnaire which containing 20 items. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics; i.e. mean, percentage and standard deviation. Through this study, the overall mean value obtained for lecturer-centered teaching methods and student-centered teaching methods are respectively 4.08 and 3.81. While the overall mean for active learning and passive learning is respectively 3.65 and 4.04. In this regard, the role of the lecturers who teach should not be underestimated because the majority of students still consider lecturer as a source of knowledge and “guardian” of them.Keywords: Active learning, Student-centered teaching