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1 MASTER OF EDUCATION (MEd) Programme Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chung Han Tek chunght88@oum.edu.my OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA May 2014

2 M.Ed Programme Structure: An Overview Coursework with Master’s Project (formerly referred to as Option 2) - 12 core education courses (36 credits) - *Master’s Project (6 credits) * may be replaced by 2 additional courses Coursework with Concentration (formerly referred to as Option 3) - 10 core education courses (30 credits) - 3 core concentration courses (9 credits) - 1 Seminar Paper (3 credits)

3 2 PARTS Part I : CORE EDUCATION COURSEWORK (36 credits) Students are required to take 12 taught courses and obtain a CGPA of at least 2.90 for the 11 courses (except Directed Reading). Part 2 : *MASTER’S PROJECT (6 credits) Students are required to work on a research project under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by OUM. The completed research project will be assessed by the supervisor and a reviewer. Students may apply to take 2 additional courses in lieu of Master’s Project COURSEWORK WITH MASTER’S PROJECT

4 YearSemesterCourses 1Jan1.Educational Psychology (3 credits) 2.Guidance and Counseling (3 credits) 3.Instructional Technology (3 credits) May1.Comparative Education (3 credits) 2. Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credits) 3. Qualitative Research Methodology (3 credits) Sept1.Quantitative Research Methodology (3 credits) 2.Educational Leadership (3 credits) 3.Curriculum Development (3 credits) 2 Jan May Sept 1. Models and Strategies of Teaching (3 credits) 2. Statistics for Educational Research (3 credits) 1. Directed Reading (3 credits) 2. Master’s Project / 2 additional courses (6 credits)* COURSES OFFERED Sequence of courses subject to change* Refer to the next slide Offered Every Semester

5 Master’s Project Duration for Master’s Project:  Minimum: 2 semesters  Maximum: 6 semesters (2 years). Student must hand in the Master’s Project, latest, by the end of the 6 th semester, failing which the student will be given a grade “F” and he/she must re-register for Master’s Project, which involves the payment of full fees. Students may apply to take 2 additional courses in lieu of Master’s Project. Two courses offered are Sociology of Education and Educational Administration

6 COURSEWORK (CW) (except HMEF5133 Directed Reading) 2.90 or more (recommended) < 2.90 Master’s Project/ 2 Additional Courses PART I PART II CGPA GPA Graduate Exit CGPA includes GPAs for Directed Reading & Master’s Project. Directed Reading CGPA: 3.00 or more Coursework: Grade C to A CGPA: less than 3.00 Coursework: Grade C- to F

7 Research areas :  Instructional Technology or E-Learning  Teaching of English as a 2 nd Language (TESL)  Language Education (BM/Tamil/Chinese/Arabic)  Science & Mathematics Education  Philosophy & Curriculum  Social Science Education  Islamic Education  Testing, Measurement & Evaluation  Teacher Education  Educational Management & Leadership Any other areas decided/approved by the Faculty

8 COURSEWORK WITH CONCENTRATION Candidates are required to take: 10 core general education courses (30 credits) 3 core concentration courses (9 credits) 1 seminar paper (3 credits) Note: Coursework with Concentration Option is currently offered in KL, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah (KK, Kota Merudu & Keningau), Sarawak (Kuching), Kelantan (KB), Terengganu (KT) & Pahang (Kuantan) ONLY

9 COURSES OFFERED YearSemesterCourse 1Jan1. Educational Psychology (3 credits) 2. Sociology of Education (3 credits) 3. Instructional Technology (3 credits May1. Comparative Education (3 credits) 2. Measurement & Evaluation in Education (3 credits) 3. Qualitative Research Methodology (3 credits) Sept1.Quantitative Research Methodology (3 credits) 2. Curriculum Development (3 credits) 3. Concentration course 1 (3 credits) 2Jan May Sept 1. Models & Strategies of Teaching (3 credits) 2. Statistics for Educational Research (3 credits) 3. Concentration course 2 (3 credits) 1. Concentration course 3 (3 credits) 2. Seminar Paper (3 credits ) Offered every semester

10 Concentration: Educational Management Only Educational Management is offered. Courses: 1. Educational Administration (3 credits) 2. Educational Leadership (3 credits) 3. School Effectiveness & School-based Management (3 credits) 4.Seminar Paper in Educational Management (3 credits)

11 General Education Courses (3 credits x 10 = 30 credits) Seminar Paper (3 credits x 1 = 3 credits) GPA Graduate Concentration Courses (3 credits x 3 = 9 credits) CGPA < 3.00 Coursework Grade C- to F CGPA 3.00 or more Coursework Grade C to A Candidate must obtain an exit CGPA of at least 3.00 to graduate Recommendation: To be taken after completing most of the core courses

12 Entry Requirements  Bachelor’s Degree in Education with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or or  Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and possess Dip. Ed/KPLI / Sijil Perguruan Asas/ PGDip in Teaching or or  Equivalent Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA > 2.50 and possess 5 years’ experience in teaching or training or or  Flexible Entry: - Age = 35 years or above - STPM or equivalent - Experience & prior learning in the related field - Assessment of Prior Learning

13 Duration MinimumMaximum 5 or 6 semesters12 semesters Candidate may apply for a one-year extension, subject to approval by the Dean of Centre for Graduate Studies.

14 Learning Resources Modules Modules Textbooks & Study Guides Textbooks & Study Guides Learning Mode  Face-to-face (Seminars) - 5 seminars/semester - 5 seminars/semester  Online discussion (myVLE)

15 OptionTaught CourseOthers (Assignment Only) Coursework With Master’s Project Examination (40%) Assignment (60%) Qualitative Res. Methodology (100%) Quantitative Res. Methodology (100%) Statistics in Educational Research (100%) Directed reading (100%) Master’s Project (100%) Coursework with Concentration Qualitative Res. Methodology (100%) Quantitative Res. Methodology (100%) Statistics in Educational Research (100%) Seminar Paper (100%) ASSESSMENT

16 Assignment Submission IMPORTANT Assignments done should be student’s ORIGINAL work. Plagiarized assignments will be rejected. Assignments should be submitted on time. Student is to submit a soft copy of each assignment via myVLE and a hard copy to the facilitator. Please keep the receipt as evidence of online submission.

17 GradeMarksGrade PointsMeaning A80 – 1004.00Outstanding A-75 – 793.67Very Good B+70 – 743.33Good B65 – 693.00Pass B-60 – 642.67Conditional Pass (Subject to CGPA equal to OR > 3.00) C+55 – 592.33 C50 – 542.00 C-45 – 491.67Fail (N.B. Students need to repeat courses or refer exams) D+40 – 441.33 D35 – 401.00 F0 – 340.00 Grading System

18 Learning Methods  SELF-MANAGED LEARNING (90 hours - 75%) Study independently according to time availability. Modules/Customized textbooks Study Guide.  SCHEDULED SEMINARS (15 hours per course - 12.5%) Conducted by facilitators (professors/experts in the industry). Seminars are held at LCs 5 times (3 hours per course per seminar).  ONLINE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING (15 hours – 12.5%) Online group discussion through myVLE

19 Online Learning Mode  This option is offered to candidates who is unable to attend seminars or CGS is unable to offer the programme in a particular learning centre  Learners will get an online facilitator specially assigned to him/ her for the online courses  Learners will communicate with this ‘facilitator’ through online forum myLVE  Learners will submit continuous assessment (assignments) to this facilitator and take the final examination in learning centres of their choice

20 LANGUAGE:  Modules/Textbooks & Study Guide in English  Assignment questions are in English but exam questions are in both English and Malay. Students can answer assignment and exam questions in English or Malay.  Research report may be written in English or Malay.

21 Year 1Year 2 Semester 1RM 3942RM 2628 Semester 2RM 3942 Semester 3RM 3942 RM18396 Fees (Local students only) Coursework with Master’s Project Year 1Year 2 Semester 1RM 3942RM 2628 Semester 2RM 3942 Semester 3RM 2628RM 1314 RM 18396 Coursework with Concentration Special 40% Discount on tuition fees for Senior Citizens aged 60 years and above & OKU

22 Note Full settlement of semester fees before the commencement of first seminar will be entitled to 5% discount. The total fees quoted are based on the minimum expected period to successfully complete the programme. Examination fees vary and subject to change based on its format. The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

23 Important Contacts Academic Matters: AP Dr. Chung Han Tek (0327732796) chunght88@oum.edu.my Administrative Matters: Pn Suzila Othman (0327732786) suzila_othman@oum.edu.my Exam Matters Pn Syariza (0327732765) syariza@oum.edu.my Finance Matters Pn Haslinda Haron (27732422) haslindaharon@oum.edu.my

24 Enquiries Please contact Learner Service Centre at eCRM (myVLE) or Call 1-300-887-300


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