Year 2017, Volume 3 , Issue 8, Pages 235 - 242 2017-08-31

EXPLORING THE USE OF MULTILITERACIES PROJECT APPROACH TO ENHANCE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS AMONG MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

Fariza Puteh BEHAK [1] , Normazla Ahmad MAHİR [2] , Yurni Emilia ABD HAMİD [3] , Suzanah SELAMAT [4] , Suraini MOHD ALİ [5] , Ramiaida DARMİ [6] , Haliza HARUN [7] , Norhaili MASSARİ [8] , Noor Saazai MAT SAAD [9] , Harison SİDEK [10]


Enhancing 21st century learning skills becomes the utmost importance in the contemporary education world. In Malaysia, the rising number of unemployment among Malaysian university graduates is associated to the lack of 21st century skills and it is imperative to find a pedagogical approach that could enhance these skills. This study examines how Multiliteracies Project Approach (MPA) enhances 21st century skills among Malaysian university graduates. It is a qualitative study that was conducted at a public university in Nilai, Malaysia, involving 50 students enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) course. Data was collected using qualitative tools such as observation, semi-structured interviews and reflective journals. Data was then analyzed using a thematic analysis method. The findings of the study showed that MPA promotes the development of collaborative, technological and critical thinking skills among students. MPA provided students the chance to practice working effectively in in a network of people to achieve a mutual goal. Findings also showed that students acquired new skills when learning using MPA, including technological skills and critical thinking skills which were significant in 21st century employment. The findings suggest that Multiliteracies Project Approach can provide a significant pedagogical implication.
multiliteracies, 21st century skills, pedagogical implication
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Authors

Author: Fariza Puteh BEHAK
Country: Malaysia


Author: Normazla Ahmad MAHİR
Country: Malaysia


Author: Yurni Emilia ABD HAMİD
Country: Malaysia


Author: Suzanah SELAMAT
Country: Malaysia


Author: Suraini MOHD ALİ
Country: Malaysia


Author: Ramiaida DARMİ
Country: Malaysia


Author: Haliza HARUN
Country: Malaysia


Author: Norhaili MASSARİ
Country: Malaysia


Author: Noor Saazai MAT SAAD
Country: Malaysia


Author: Harison SİDEK
Country: Malaysia


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Publication Date : August 31, 2017

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Authors of the Article
Fariza Puteh BEHAK [1]
Normazla Ahmad MAHİR [2]
Yurni Emilia ABD HAMİD [3]
Suzanah SELAMAT [4]
Suraini MOHD ALİ [5]
Ramiaida DARMİ [6]
Haliza HARUN [7]
Norhaili MASSARİ [8]
Noor Saazai MAT SAAD [9]
Harison SİDEK [10]