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Ismail B. Sheikh Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Education - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
  • Master of Science in Education - Masters Degree, University of Southern, California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography - Bachelor Degree, University of Southern California
  • Diploma in TESL - Diploma, Regional Language Centre

Ismail B. Sheikh Ahmad (Prof. Dr.)

Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF EDUCATION


drismail@iium.edu.my
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Area of Specialisation


  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Language Literacy (Including English (TESOL, ESL, TEFL) and other Languages) - Language Education (TESL)
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Curriculum Development - Curriculum Theory, Practice & Design in the field of education
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Teacher Education - Qualitative research paradigm, reading development, critical and creative thinking skills
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Language Evaluation and Assessment (Including Test Specifications, Test of Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing)


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHOD 2019/2020 2020/2021 2018/2019
ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 2014/2015 2015/2016 2008/2009 2006/2007 2017/2018 2012/2013 2010/2011 2011/2012 2013/2014 2009/2010 2018/2019 2007/2008
COGNITION, LEARNING AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT 2020/2021
CURRICULUM THEORY & ORGANIZATION 2002/2003 2001/2002 2003/2004 2006/2007
DIRECTED RESEARCH PRACTICUM 2001/2002
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING & EVALUATION 2001/2002
HUMAN COGNITION 2002/2003
INTRODUCTION TO ELT METHODOLOGY 2009/2010 2008/2009 2011/2012 2010/2011
ISSUES IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION 2006/2007
METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING THINKING SKILLS 2002/2003
MICRO TEACHING 2011/2012 2012/2013
QUALITATIVE & CASE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES 2017/2018 2011/2012 2014/2015 2018/2019 2012/2013 2016/2017 2019/2020 2013/2014
RESEARCH ON TEACHING & TEACHER EDUCATION 2008/2009
SYLLABUS DESIGN AND MATERIALS PREPARATION FOR TESL 2011/2012
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING 2004/2005
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2008/2009 2010/2011
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2020/2021 2007/2008 2011/2012 2006/2007 2010/2011 2019/2020 2021/2022
TEACHING READING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2010/2011 2008/2009 2009/2010
TEACHING READING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2015/2016 2020/2021 2021/2022 2011/2012 2004/2005 2019/2020 2010/2011 2006/2007 2009/2010 2007/2008
THE TEACHING OF THINKING 2003/2004 2008/2009 2004/2005 2009/2010 2001/2002 2002/2003


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2016 Kajian Perspektif dan Persepsi Penduduk Felda
2015 - 2019 The Preparation of Feasibility Study for the Establishment of an International Islamic University in Afghanistan
2012 - 2013 Reading Anxiety in EFL Context : A Case Study at Yarmouk University, Jordan
2011 - 2015 The Practices of Integrated Education System in Selected Malay Archipelagos: Developing New Integrated Islamic School Model
2011 - Kursus Asas Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran ILMI
2011 - 2013 A Qualitative Study on Managing Change in A Multicultural Setting: Case Study of Four Malaysian Secondary Schools
2010 - 2011 An empirical study of religiosity and ethnocentrism to Purchase foreign goods across Malay Muslim Consumers
2010 - Kursus Latihan Asas Kaedah Penyelidika Bagi Tim Kajian Program Pendidikan Spirirual ATM (KPPSA ATM)
2010 - 2011 Kajian Mengenal Pasti Tahap Keberkesanan Program Pendidikan Spiritual Anggota ATM (KPPSA ATM)
2010 - 2011 Career Development Among Women Academics: A Case Study of Selected Universities in Uganda
2009 - 2011 Design and Development of an Instructional Module on Reading Strategies to Enhance the Leaners of Arabic Reading Comprehension
2008 - 2010 EVALUATION OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY READING PROGRAM IN REMOTE AREA SCHOLLS IN SABAH AND SARAWAK
2007 - 2011 The Reading Habits of Primary School Students and Parental Involvement in their Children's Reading: A Case of Four Schools in the State of Selangor
2007 - 2010 Assessment of Intercultural Communication in Vision Schools (Sekolah Wawasan): An Impact Study on National Integration in Malaysia
- 2005 Survey on Public Awareness of Science & Technology in Malaysia
- 2008 National Survey on Research & Development - 2008 report
- 2006 National Survey of R&D
On-Going
2018 - Present Developing a Framework to Enhance Entrepreneurial Oral English Communication Skills among Students of Public Universities in Malaysia
2015 - Present Profiling Second Language Learners' Anxiety in Learning the English Language for Communication : A Nationwide Study of Rural Secondary Schools' Students in Malaysia.
2015 - Present Undergraduates' Experiences in Learning and Utilising English Language in Academic and Social Interaction: Developing New English Learning and Social Interaction Models for Undergraduates
2011 - Present Causative Factors Contributing to Academic Success among Malaysian Students in a University in Egypt: A Qualitative Case Study (RU 2011)
2011 - Present An Evaluation of Return of Investment of LEAP Senior Managers Program


Award & Recognition


17 Mar, 2011 FInalist for IIUM Quality Award (IIUM QUALITY DAY 2011) Representing INSTED - Quality Day University
15 May, 2009 Quality Award - IIUM Quality Day 2009. Winner of Quality Research Award for INSTED and Finalist for IIUM Quality Research Award for University Level (Social Sciences, Humanities and Business/Economic and Administration). University
07 Mar, 2008 Quality Award - IIUM Quality Day 2008. Promising Research Award. Winner for University Level (Social Sciences, Humanities and Business/Economic and Administration). 7 March 2008. University
09 Aug, 2007 Quality Award - Quality Day Research Award 2007 INSTED ? Bronze University


Publications


Article

2021 Factors affecting Malaysian English Language teachers’ understanding of feedback. Journal of Language & Communication, 8 (1) pp. 1-19
2020 Assessing the metacognitive awareness of online reading strategies among pre-university students. International Journal of Language Literacy and Translation (IJOLLT), 3 (2) pp. 19-31
2020 Effects of using e-portfolios on EFL teachers‟ reflections. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (5) pp. 1968-1987
2020 EFL teachers’ code-switching in post lesson discussion: a window into English supervision. International Journal of English Language Studies (IJELS), 2 (4) pp. 60-72
2020 How do students learn the four English language learning skills in the academic and social settings?. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19) pp. 9714-9728
2019 Our child is dying: exploring the experiences, challenges and coping mechanisms of Malaysian parents as caregivers of a child with cancer. JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 24 (2) pp. 67-90
2018 Fighting corruption through education in Indonesia and Hong Kong: comparisons of policies, strategies, and practices. Al-Shajarah, Special Issue (Special Issue: Education, 2018) pp. 155-190
2018 Four EFL teachers’ beliefs and practices of grammar teaching in Oman: an exploratory case study. International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature, Vol. 6, Issue 12, () pp. 387-398
2017 Islamic integrated education system model in the Malay archipelago: implications for educational leadership. Intellectual Discourse, 25 (1) pp. 203-226
2017 The driven readers amongst private higher education institution students: a case study. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 25 (3) pp. 1213-1226
2017 The implementation of spiritual education program among the Malaysian Armed Forces personnel.. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (8) pp. 485-494
2015 Students’ motivation and attitude towards the learning of Arabic language: a case study at selected Nigerian universities. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 3 (1) pp. 51-69
2014 Attitudes and motivation toward learning the English language among students from Islamic education system background: exploring the views of teachers . Journal of Education and Learning, 8 (3) pp. 195-208
2014 Meaning makers at work: how do above average and average students make sense of English and Bahasa literary texts?. Hope Journal of Research, 2 (3) pp. 12-35
2013 Exploring teachers’ perceptions in managing interracial interactions in a multicultural setting: a case study of five Malaysian secondary schools in Klang Valley. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 1 (1) pp. 13-24
2013 Foreign language anxiety and achievement: systematic review. International Journal of English Linguistics, 3 (2) pp. 32-45
2013 Foreign language anxiety and achievement: systematic review. International Journal of English Linguistics, 3 (2) pp. 32-45
2013 Foreign language reading anxiety in a Jordanian EFL context: a qualitative study. English Language Teaching, 6 (6) pp. 38-56
2013 Foreign language reading anxiety in a Jordanian EFL context: A qualitative study. English Language Teaching, 6 (6) pp. 38-56
2013 Practices and concepts of integrated education system in selected Islamic religious schools in the Malay archipelago. WCIK E- Journal of Integration of Knowledge 2013 , () pp. 77-87
2013 The effectiveness of a supplementary reading programme for children in Malaysia’s remote schools. World Applied Sciences Journal , 21 () pp. 125-132
2013 The effectiveness of a supplementary reading programme for children in Malaysia's rmote schools. World Applied Sciences Journal, () pp. 125-132
2013 The potential sources of foreign language reading anxiety in a Jordanian EFL context: a theoretical framework. English Language Teaching, 6 (11) pp. 89-110
2012 Intercultural communication in the Malaysian vision schools: implications for the management and leadership in a multicultural primary school. Management In Education, () pp.
2012 Strategies to develop speaking skills among Malay learners of Arabic. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (17) pp. 303-310
2012 The deployment of ICT facilities in teaching and learning in Higher Education: a mixed method study of its impact on lecturers and students = A implantação de instalações de tic no ensino e aprendizagem no ensino superior: um estudo de método misto de seu impacto sobre professores e alunos . Revista De Informatica Aplicada / Journal of Applied Computing, 8 (1) pp. 5-11
2012 Using media to enhance Arabic speaking skills among Malay learners. Journal of Education and Practice, 3 (9) pp. 82-87
2010 A national survey on the effective use of the CDRI and educational TV programme in Malaysian schools. Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology, 10 (1) pp. 57-70
2010 The public awareness of science and technology Malaysia 2008. The Public Awareness of Science and Technology Malaysia, () pp.
2010 Understanding Arabic-speaking skill learning strategies among selected Malay learners: a case-study at the International Islamic University Malaysia . Contemporary Issues in Education Research (CIER), 3 (8) pp. 9-20
2009 National survey of research and development 2008: summary . National Survey of Research and Development 2008:Summary, () pp.
2007 Education for all and children's right to education in Malaysia. Educational Awakening : Journal of the Educational Sciences, 2 (2) pp. 169-190
2006 National survey of research & development: 2006 report . National Survey of Research and Development: 2006 Report, () pp. 1-64
1999 Inculcation of values across the school curriculum: development and validation of teachers’ orientation scale. Intellectual Discourse, 7 (2) pp. 155-168
Conference or Workshop Item

2016 Kajian pelaksanaan program pendidikan spiritual terhadap anggota Angkatan Tentera Malaysia. In: International Seminar on al-Quran in Contemporary Society (SQ 2015) ,
2016 Malaysian private higher education undergraduates’ digital reading habits and attitudes towards reading. In: International Conference on Education Towards Global Peace (CAPEU 2016),
2015 Innovative leadership and problem solving styles among Malaysian secondary school leaders. In: 3rd International Conference on Educational Research And Practice Professional Educators as Global Leaders (ICERP 2015),
2013 Students’ perceptions on teaching And learning of Arabic language for non-native speakers: A case study of Lagos State University, Nigeria. In: 3rd International Conference on Islamic Education 2013,
2012 The deployment of ICT facilities in teaching and learning in higher education: a mixed method study of its impact on lecturers and students . In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2012,
2011 Career development among women academicians: a case study in selected universities in Uganda. In: International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
2011 Indonesian secondary school EFTL teacher's understanding and practice in developing school based EFL Syllabus. In: 4th International Conference of Education Research (ICER 2011-Learning Community for Sustainable Development ),
2011 Lecturer’s perspective on self-efficacy towards research: ‘push or not to push’. In: 6th Qualitative Research Convention Malaysia 2011,
2011 Lecturers' perspective of self-efficacy towards research:'Push or not push'. In: 6th international conference qualitative research convention 2011,
2011 Lecturers’ perspective of self-efficacy towards research: 'Push or not to push' . In: The 6th Qualitative Research Convention Malaysia 2011,
2011 The Malaysian public's awareness of S&T. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2011,
2010 The Causative factors of failure among undergraduate Malaysian students in Al-Azhar University: a qualitative case study. In: 10th Annual IBER & TLC Conference 2010,
2010 Undesrtanding Arabic-speaking skill learning strategies among selected Malay learners: a case-study at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). In: European Teaching and Learning Conference,
2010 Using a design based research approach to provide reading strategy training for learners of arabic: a work in progress. In: Languages for the 21st Century: Training, Impact & Influence,
2009 National integration in vision school: towards '1 Malaysia'?. In: International Conference Development 2009,
Book

2017 Doing qualitative research for beginners: from theory to practice. Partridge Publishing, ISBN: 9781543742046
2005 Laporan kajian keberkesanan: penggunaan ICT (CDRI dan rancangan TV pendidikan) dalam pengajaran dan pembelajaran di sekolah tahun 2005. Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia, ISBN: 978-983-3244-79-9
Book Section

2016 An exploratory study on the implications of using second life on the Islamic worldview of higher education students. In: Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-460-204-8, pp. 141-174
2016 Mentoring for novice secondary school ESL teachers. In: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia Berhad, ISBN: 978-967-460-206-2, pp. 1-12
2016 Mentoring for novice secondary school ESL teachers. In: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia Berhad, ISBN: 978-967-460-206-2, pp. 1-12
2016 Practices of the integrated education system in selected Islamic religious schools: implication for school leadership in the Malay archipelago. In: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia Berhad, ISBN: 978-967-460-202-4, pp. 99-124