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Principle Researcher

Associate Professor Nor Lisa Sulaiman, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies – Educational Leadership, Renewal & Change (Curriculum & Instruction – Critical Thinking). Colorado State University, U.S.A.

Nor Lisa Sulaiman hails from the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a multicultural country located in Southeast Asia. She is currently a faculty member, senior research and Head of Center of Research at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), a technical university that educates and trains students to become competent Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) practitioners for industries and businesses. She acquired B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electronic Communication Engineering and M.Ed. in Technical Education, from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She continued her quest for knowledge by earning her Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2012 and returned to School of Education, CSU in 2017 as post doctoral fellowship and visiting professor for two years.

 Dr. Sulaiman’s research work focuses on critical thinking and instruction by investigating strategies to infuse critical thinking skills and she is expanding her research into metacognition and related thinking skills that can improve individual’s cognitive abilities in learning and teaching. She is also actively conducting research on educational policy and related studies within the context of TVET. Some of her success stories of her research career are Malaysian TVET policy project under the Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysian National Occupational Skills Standards project collaborating with the Ministry of Human Resources. Likewise, she has worked with colleagues from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, China and Germany in research, publications, and consultations within her area of expertise.

 Dr. Sulaiman enjoys travelling and has visited and lived in places such as Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Spain and many more. Given the opportunity to join Semester at Sea, Spring 2020 as Interport Lecturer will allow her to enhance professional and personal growth through sharing her passion in education and her beautiful Malaysia as well as learning different perspectives from diverse people around the globe.

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Principle Researcher

Associate Professor Kahirol Mohd Salleh, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies – Educational Leadership, Renewal & Change (Organization, Performance & Change– Competence). Colorado State University, U.S.A.

 

Kahirol Mohd Salleh currently serves as an Associate Professor at Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and also as Senior Researcher at Advanced Center for Technical and Vocational Education (ACTiVE), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. He has earned almost 22 years of experience working as faculty member and assistant director with higher learning institutions including Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia. Apart from that he is actively participating in numerous researches involves national and international levels, relatively to his expertise in Research Methodology and Applied Statistic; within Career and Technical Education field. His substantive education background has influenced his career path especially when he graduated his Ph.D. in 2012.

Kahirol received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with majoring in Plant Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia, an M.Ed. in Technical Education also from University of Technology Malaysia, and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies specialized in Organization, Performance and Change from Colorado State University (CSU). After completing his doctoral program, he was granted CSU Presidential Fellowship award for his noble contribution on his area of research. Due to his success stories, he was selected as Post-Doctoral student in Research Methodology where he was also worked as Teaching Assistant at the same university, CSU.  He returned to School of Education, CSU in 2017 as post-doctoral fellowship and visiting professor in Research Methodology for two years.

Some of his success stories in research career are Malaysian TVET policy project under the Ministry of Higher Education, Uniform terminology of service that incorporate horses to benefit people under PATH International, USA, the university council for workforce and human resource education Biennial survey analysis, USA and others. Likewise, he has worked with colleagues from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Germany in research, publications, and consultations within his area of expertise. He has an experience teaching different graduate research classes and subjects including Quantitative research, Mixed-method research, Research methods, Data analysis, and Qualitative research. He is appointed as Visiting Professor at the Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia having taught research methods courses for graduate students. His publications include articles in various academic journals and presentations of more than 100 papers in both local and international. As a Malaysian who is still developing his research knowledge and skills, he wishes to continue conducting more research with other researchers to learn more about their research perspectives and cultures.

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Principle Researcher

Wan Hanim Nadrah Wan Muda, Ph.D

PhD in Technical & Vocational Education (Educational, Management & Leadership). Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr Wan Muda’s conduct research in the area of management and leadership in education focuses on developing change management and effective leaders in educational institutions. She is an applied broad empirical interest focusing on mathematics education to examining and improving the nature of expertise in mathematics instructions.

She has lead a few international and national grants such as “Leadership Concept, Mindset and Ability of The Manufacturing Industry Leaders for The Fourth Industrial Revolution” and “ A TVE Stakeholder defined Curricular Framework for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Reorienting TVE Teacher Training Programmes for Sustainability Education”.

Wan Hanim Nadrah Wan Muda from Besut, Terengganu. She is currently a faculty member, senior researcher of the Center of Research at University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia; Advanced Center for Technical and Vocational Education (ACTiVE ) and Malaysia Research Institute for Vocational and Training (MyRIVET). She acquired B.Sc. in Computational Mathematics from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and M.Ed. In Technical and Vocational Education at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). She further her study in PhD at Universiti Technology Malaysia in Technical and Vocational Education in 2013.

Dr. Wan Muda’s primary research interests include organizational management and effective leadership. She has published research papers on knowledge creation and knowledge sharing in leadership capabilities. Most recently, she has been involved in a study on collaborative applied mathematics, technique and system development to addressed paddy disease.  Some of the success stories of her career are two students who have successfully completed their PhD; each of them in leadership education and mathematics instruction.  

She takes a mixed-method approach to create a research outcome stronger,  leading debates about key issues and collaborating for change. One of the most satisfying aspects of her work is that it allows her to express and advocates her thinking in management and leadership challenges in education research.

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Principle Researcher

Ts. Aini Nazura Paimin, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Engineering (Educational Psychology). University of Melbourne, Australia

Aini Nazura Paimin is a lecturer at the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and has been a member of this faculty since 2007. She received a B.Eng.  degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.Ed. degree in Technical and Vocational Education from UTHM. She obtained her PhD in Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She also has Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) in Machining Operation for Level 2 and 3. She teaches several subjects for mechanical engineering and educational programs such as Engineering Graphic & Design, Computer Aided Design, CNC Machining Skills, Curriculum Development in TVET, Assessment and Evaluation, and Research Methods.

Her research interests are mainly in the area of engineering education specifically in the understanding of students’ learning experiences (i.e., cognitive style, interest, and conative  development) and psychological development. She has led and actively involved in several researches in the area of educational psychology, teaching and learning, curriculum development programs and revisions, learning assessment and evaluation and, competency assessment programs. She has experience involved in a consultation research project worth half a million involving benchmarking activities at several TVET institutions in Australia. She has been actively promoting her research and has presented the research in several international conferences in Spain, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.

For managerial experiences, she is currently serves as managing editor of the Journal of Technical Education and Training (JTET), a Scopus indexed journal focusing on research in TVET education and training. She has also been appointed as coordinator for Department of Teaching and Industrial Practice and a certified Professional Technologist from Malaysia Board of Technologist.

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Principle Researcher

Ts. Alias Masek, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Technical and Vocational Education(Teaching and Learning). Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Alias Masek is a faculty member in the faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). He acquires his first degree in electrical and electronic engineering in 2004, M.Ed and PhD in Technical and Vocational Education, respectively in 2008 and 2012 from UTHM. He has got a qualification as a vocational training officer from the department of skills development (Malaysia), especially in the area of electrical maintenance and installation.

The major skills area is including expert in teaching and learning in students centered learning (SCL), problem-based learning (PBL), research supervision, active learning and facilitation, within the technical and vocational education and training scope. The prospective students for supervision might involve a specific area of research interest in:

  • PBL for vocational training, engineering education and social sciences

  • Effective facilitation and coaching of a small group of SCL

  • Empowering learning and students’ development 

  • Didactic teaching

He has enthusiasm in doing research and publication, and actively involved in several research projects and consultancy at national level, developing policy and publish in variety of publication platforms including the World of Science, scopus and non-scopus, including books and digital media (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6782-1434 or Publon: AAJ-2975-2020). He currently serves as an editor in chief for the Journal of Technical Education and Training, and vast experiences as a board member of several journals either as an editor or guess editor, as well as reviewer.

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Principle Researcher

Ts. Rohayu Roddin, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning (Indigenous People & Tourism). Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Rohayu Roddin currently is a Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. She joined the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) as a lecturer in 2004, then promoted as a senior lecturer in 2011. She received the Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, in 2001, and the Master of Tourism Planning in 2003 from the same university.  After few years working, she then pursued her study to Ph.D. level in the same university in the field of Urban and Regional Planning through research in indigenous people and tourism, in 2016.

Rohayu Roddin is expert in the field of social development and transformation. Her research deals with the development of many minority groups including aboriginal communities, single mothers and women. She has involved in many consultations programs that focusing on tourism and environmental development. Recent work has focused on developing model and framework for improving socio economy among minority groups, with particular emphasis on indigenous people. She also contributed in research in developing profile of pro-poor tourism among indigenous community who involved in tourism sector. At the same time, she also active in publication and involved as a reviewer for articles and papers in the field of planning and social sciences, as well as that related to indigenous people. She has made national and international presentations, for many professional groups on the issues of indigenous people, and received many awards for her presentation. Most recently, she’s been received gold award for her presentation, titled ‘New Model for Development of Abilities of Indigenous women in improving family social economic through entrepreneurship’.  

Her success has earned from her own life experience as she was born in Kg. Rhu Muda, Marang, Terengganu that’s is one village near the beach that closed to Kapas Island. The village life he has experienced has attracted her to be closed to these groups and has developed a knowledge and appreciation of this area that encouraged to contribute her expertise in helping them.

Additionally, she is also an active member of the Malaysian Board of Technologies. Her current job gives her the opportunity to meet many experts and researchers from others university and departments. She wishes to continue conducting more researches with other researchers to learn more about their research perspectives and cultures to further expand and sharing her knowledge and skills. She believes that the expertise and experience available should be shared and used to help those who are interested and in need specially the local community.

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Principle Researcher

Ts. Zurina Yasak, Ph. D.

Ph.D. in Technical and Vocational Education (Instructional Design). Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Currently, Zurina Yasak is a faculty’s member of the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education in a public university named Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). She pursued her degree at the University Teknologi Malaysia and graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science in 2002. She worked at an educational private company for 10 months before embarking on a career that is more aligned to academia, i.e., as a Research Assistant at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia which lasted for 6 months before securing the post of a tutor at the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia in April 2003. In 2004, she enrolled at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, to further her study and was awarded the M. Edu (Educational Technology) in 2006. She pursued her knowledge journey in a doctorate program at Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia. She mixed the knowledge between educational technology and technical vocational education into her PhD research and graduated in 2020.

Zurina is passionate about educational technology research that supports the teaching and learning environment. She believed that learning with technology makes learning easier. The learner can collaborate, engage and create an interactive environment using the technology. Everyone can learn at far, at any place and at any time across the globe. The combination of information technology and educational technology, mixed with a digitalization learning environment make the excitement to her passion.

She taught several subjects related to educational technology and Information Technology (IT). In 2008, she had been appointed as a program leader for a new program at the Faculty of Technical Education (FPTek). She was responsible for designing and developing the structure of the Multimedia Creative program for TVET teachers. Zurina has authored several papers in the areas of Instructional Design, Learning Material and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education. She is currently a Professional Technologist that entitles Ts. which is certified by the Malaysian Board of Technologists (MBOT).

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Advanced Centre for Technical and Vocational Education

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400, Johor