Teachers’ Common Approaches in Teaching Literature by Using Cognitive Approach in Secondary Schools, Malaysia

Pendekatan Guru Dalam Pengajaran Kesusasteraan Dengan Menggunakan Pendekatan Cognitive Poetics di Sekolah Menengah, Malaysia

Authors

  • Suhaila Abdullah Kuliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Faizah Idrus Kuliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2340-429X
  • Ismail Sheikh Ahmad Kuliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53840/attarbawiy.v7i2.159

Keywords:

common approaches, English Literature, teachers, secondary school students

Abstract

Abstrak

This qualitative research studies teachers’ common approaches used for teaching literature for the past two years (2020-2022) and this research is part of an ongoing study to explore whether they could incorporate cognitive poetics in the teaching of literature in the classroom. The use of cognitive poetics in teaching literature in the classroom is the main area that is studied in this research and the researchers intend to find out if this approach could assist teachers in teaching this subject to facilitate students’ understanding of literary texts. This paper would like to shed findings on the common approaches that teachers used to garner students’ interests in studying literary works.  The implication of this research is to answer the questions whether the common approaches used by the teachers lead to the declining interest in the subject among students.

 

Abstrak

Kajian kualitatif ini mengkaji pendekatan para guru dalam mengajar subjek sastera dalam dua tahun yang lepas (2020-2022). Kajian ini juga adalah salah satu kajian yang berterusan untuk mengenal pasti sama ada para guru boleh memasukkan elemen cognitive poetics dalam pengajaran sastera di sekolah. Penggunaan cognitive poetics dalam pengajaran sastera adalah fokus utama dalam kajian ini dan pengkaji ingin mengenal pasti jika pendekatan ini dapat membantu pelajar lebih memahami teks sastera. Kajian artikel ini juga mengenal pasti pendekatan yang digunakan oleh para guru untuk menarik minat pelajar dalam subjek sastera. Implikasi kajian ini adalah untuk menjawab persoalan adakah pendekatan yang digunakan oleh guru-guru membawa kepada penurunan minat terhadap subjek sastera di kalangan pelajar.

Author Biographies

Faizah Idrus, Kuliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia

Faizah Idrus is a professor at the Kuliyyah of Education and the director of Centre for Credited Co Curricula, International Islamic University Malaysia. She teaches the undergraduate and post graduate courses in the Department of Language and Literacy, KOED for TESL programme. She also supervises Masters and PhD students. Her research interests include but not confined to English Language Teaching and Learning, Language, Identity and the community, Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy, Cultural Intelligence and Diplomacy as well as the wellbeing of Indigenous Communities.  

Ismail Sheikh Ahmad , Kuliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia

Ismail B. Sheikh Ahmad is a professor at the Kuliyyah of Education. He teaches the undergraduate and post graduate courses in the Department of Language and Literacy, KOED. He also supervises Masters and PhD students. His research interests include qualitative research paradigm, reading development, critical and creative thinking skills, Language Evaluation and Assessment (Including Test Specifications, Test of Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing), Curriculum Theory, Practice & Design in the field of education, Language Literacy (Including English (TESOL, ESL, TEFL) and other Languages) as well as Language Education (TESL).

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Published

2023-12-25

How to Cite

Abdullah, S., none, F. I., & Sheikh Ahmad , I. (2023). Teachers’ Common Approaches in Teaching Literature by Using Cognitive Approach in Secondary Schools, Malaysia: Pendekatan Guru Dalam Pengajaran Kesusasteraan Dengan Menggunakan Pendekatan Cognitive Poetics di Sekolah Menengah, Malaysia. ATTARBAWIY: Malaysian Online Journal of Education, 7(2), 80–91. https://doi.org/10.53840/attarbawiy.v7i2.159