LECTURERS' PERCEPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS TOWARDS LEARNING SKILLS AND INNOVATIONS OF 4C's OF 21 ST CENTURY SKILLS

Amutha A/P Gopal Villoo @ Venugopal1

1Head Of Dept. Information Technology, Temerloh Community College 



ABSTRACT

Educational institutions have an equally challenging task of anticipating which classes and skills they should teach to help their students land well-paying jobs when they graduate. In conjunction with that, investigating teachers’ perceptions of the learning environment gives insight in the extent to which the educational design has been successfully implemented and continues to succeed throughout their careers. However, a few responses from the Head department depict that the perception and expectation of learning skills and innovation is moderate level. Besides that, perception and expectation are two different things not merely easy things to achieve in the 21st century of an era where by focus is learning skills and innovation. Thus, the research is conducted to identify the knowledge, motivation, and organization level of the Four C's (4C’s) Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration and to investigate the most dominant factors contributing to perception and expectation of learning skills and innovation of 4C’s. Descriptive analysis with a quantitative approach was used to collect data with a sample of 90 lecturers from Temerloh Community College, Paya Besar Community College, and Bentong Community College whereby data was analyzed using SPSS version 27. The findings indicate that knowledge (mean =3.3972) and organizational level (mean= 3.4306) is at a moderate level. Therefore, it shows the lecturers need to improve their knowledge and the awareness of the development of 4C’s. The Organizational In addition, the findings show the dominant factor of 4C’s of perception is Collaboration (mean=3.7844) and expectation (mean= 4.5200) showed the respondents easy to adapt and execute for collaboration merely same compared to Other 4C’s of Perception shows Critical Thinking (mean= 3.3711), Creative Thinking (mean=3.4667) and Communication (mean= 3.4933) is at Moderate level. The study complies with exploring the perspective of teachers. Therefore, steps should be taken drastically to successfully implement of 4Cs via executing training and re-designing the curriculum by adding a rubric assessment of the 4Cs as part of evaluation in teaching and learning towards 21st Century skills.

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Keywords:

Learning Skills & Innovation, 4C’s, Perception & Expectation