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Faizah Idrus

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
  • Master of Arts in Professional Studies in Education - Masters Degree, University of Leicester
  • Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Bachelor Degree, University of Leeds
  • Diploma in English as a Second Language - Diploma, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Faizah Idrus (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF EDUCATION


ifaizah@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Faizah Idrus worked as an English teacher for five years before joining the Centre for Languages, The International Islamic University (IIUM) as a lecturer in 1998. She joined the Kulliyyah of Education upon completion of her Ph.D.
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.
In 2007, she won a medal for the most promising researcher in CELPAD. In 2012, she won the bronze medal in the IRIIE. She was the Head of Research, Kulliyyah of Education from 2015-2017. She held the position of Deputy Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning in June 2018 to December 2018. Then in January 2019-August 2021 she was appointed as the Deputy Dean of Students Development and Community Engagement, at Kulliyyah of Education, IIUM. 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,


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Islamic Studies - World Literature studies
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Anthropology ~ Social and Cultural Anthropology - Cultural Intelligence
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Curriculum Development - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Classroom Studies (Including Teacher-Student Language) - Sociolinguistics
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Pedagogy (Including Teaching Methodologies for Content and Language Subjects) - Teacher Education
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Arts and Culture ~ Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Studies - Managing Multicuturalism


Teaching Responsibilities


ACTION RESEARCH FOR ESL TEACHER 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
ACTION RESEARCH FOR ESL TEACHERS 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
ACTION RESEARCH IN EDUCATION 2017/2018
ADVANCED ENGLISH WRITING 1998/1999
COMMUNICATING IN ENGLISH 030901
COMMUNICATING IN ENGLISH I 040701 030701
COMMUNICATION SKILLS 2014/2015 2013/2014 2011/2012
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER (CCL) 2002/2003 2001/2002
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER INTENSIVE (1ST HALF) 2004/2005
CORE COMPETENCE UPPER 2000/2001
CORE COMPETENCE UPPER INTENSIVE (1ST HALF) 2002/2003 2001/2002
CORE COMPETENCE UPPER INTENSIVE (2ND HALF) 2002/2003
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 2011/2012
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FOR ELT 2013/2014
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC WRITING (EAW) 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006 2004/2005 2003/2004 2002/2003 2001/2002 2000/2001 1999/2000 1998/1999
ENGLISH LANGUAGE V 2007/2008
ENGLISH LANGUAGE VI 2007/2008
FOU. OF MULTICULTURAL EDUC. IN ESL CONTEXT 2021/2022
FOU. OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN ESL CONTEX 2018/2019
FOUNDATIONS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN ESL CONTEXT 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
FOUNDATIONS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN ESL CONTEXTS 2021/2022 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT 2 040601 030601
GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT I 040501 030501
GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS 2011/2012
INTERNSHIP 2015/2016
INTRODUCTION TO ELT METHODOLOGY 2016/2017 2012/2013 2011/2012
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 2021/2022 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012
ISSUES IN TESL 2017/2018 2014/2015 2012/2013
LANGUAGE FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES-ENGIN 2003/2004 2002/2003 2001/2002
LANGUAGE FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES-ENM 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006 2004/2005 2003/2004
LINGUISTICS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER 2016/2017 2015/2016 2012/2013
MEETING THE LITERACY NEEDS OF ESL LEARNERS 2019/2020
PHONOLOGY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER 2016/2017 2015/2016 2012/2013
PRE-CORE COMPETENCE (PCC) 2000/2001 1999/2000
PRINCIPLES OF LANGUAGE LEARNING & TEACHING 2018/2019
PSYCHO-SOCIOLINGUISTIC FOR PERS. IN ELT 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
PSYCHO-SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 2020/2021 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2015/2016 2014/2015
SEMANTICS FOR ELT 2017/2018 2012/2013
SEMINAR ON PRACTICES IN TEACHING LITERATURE 2021/2022
SFC: LISTENING INTENSIVE COURSE (2ND HALF) 2004/2005 2001/2002
SFC: LISTENING SKILLS 2002/2003 2001/2002
SFC: READING SKILLS 2002/2003
SFC: SPEAKING INTENSIVE COURSE (2ND HALF) 2001/2002
SFC: SPEAKING SKILLS 2004/2005 2000/2001
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING 2017/2018
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2014/2015
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2013/2014
TEACHING LITERATURE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
TEACHING READING AND WRITING 2017/2018
TEACHING WRITING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2013/2014
UNDERSTANDING TEXTS 031101


Research Projects


Completed
2020 - 2020 READ Programme: Training Teachers to Empower Youth
2018 - 2021 Exploring the Relationship between Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and Transformational Leadership (TL) of Young Academic Leaders (YAL) at Selected HEIs
2016 - 2021 An Entrepreneurial Education Framework towards Producing Holistic and Employable Students for Malaysian Vocational Colleges
2016 - 2021 Profiling Science and Technology Undergraduate Students? English Communication Skills at the Higher Learning Educational Institutions (HLEIS) in Malaysia
2016 - 2021 Underlying Dimensions of Egalitarian Education in a Multi-Cultural Society: Aspirations and Challenges of Ethnic Malays' Education
2016 - 2019 Communicative English for Tourism Purposes: Training the Local Youths to Promote Places and Products of Interest in Vietnam: Training of the Trainers
2015 - 2021 Profiling Second Language Learners' Anxiety in Learning the English Language for Communication : A Nationwide Study of Rural Secondary Schools' Students in Malaysia.
2015 - 2019 Developing Charter School Model Curriculum for Disaster Affected Areas: Lessening the MOE Expenditure and Addressing Educational Imbalance
2014 - 2018 Intrinsic Motivation in Conducting Research among Academic Staff at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
2013 - 2016 Modelling Culturally Responsive Teaching- Exploiting the Third Space Theory: A Case-Based Study in Malaysian English Language Classrooms
2013 - 2016 Narrowing the Gender Gap: Investing the Factors that Influence Malaysian Boys' Literacy Development and Profiling their Literacy Needs
2013 - 2016 Exploring Cybernated Story Telling Via Multimodal Literacy : Students' Engagement and Instructional Strategies
2013 - 2014 A Qualitative Study on Research Culture at International Islamic University Malaysia
2013 - 2015 The Construction of Shared Malaysian Identity in The Literature Classroom : An Exploration on Selected Sub-Urban and Rural Areas in Malaysia
2012 - 2015 Malaysian Human Capital Empowerment through Enchancing Vocational Schools Appeal : What Works in Vocational Schools
2004 - 2006 The Role of Coordinators in a Curriculum Change
On-Going
2022 - Present Public's Perceptions of Government Programmes and Current Issues
2021 - Present A Framework for Personalized Mental Fatigue Intervention through Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
2021 - Present Exploring Cultural Intelligence Towards Promoting Sejahtera Institutional Excellence
2021 - Present FGD on Public's Perceptions of Government Programmes and Current Issues
2021 - Present Contemporary ELT Strategies in the 21st Century
2020 - Present R.E.A.D. Program: Training Teachers to Empower Youth
2018 - Present Developing metacognitive strategies framework for sustainable learning in enhancing graduate employability through education 4.0 among Malaysian higher education learners.
2016 - Present A Framework for the Application of Cultural Intelligence's Skills in the Teaching and Learning Among Academics at Malaysian Higher Education Institution
2016 - Present Exploring Student Leaders' Cultural Intelligence in Higher Education Institutions Towards Authentic Leadership
2016 - Present Contrast Between Moral and Islamic Religious Education: Dilemmas and Prospect
2016 - Present A Framework for Peace Education for Preschoolers: Bridging the Gap for Conflict Awareness and Resolution.
2015 - Present Development of Malaysian Muslim Adolescents? Self-identity and Spiritual Intelligence: A Case Study of Low SES Families
2015 - Present Peace Education: Theorizing of and Bridging the Gap for Conflicts Transformation in the Malaysian Secondary School Curriculum. A Case-Based Project
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
2013 - Present English Language Teaching and Language Education : Contemporary Issues in the Malaysian Setting


Award & Recognition


22 Feb, 2012 Bronze Medal in The Research and Innovation Exhibition (IIRIE) - IRKHS University


Publications


Article

2021 A correlational study of the English listening and speaking anxiety in rural areas. English Language Teaching, 14 (2) pp. 9-19
2021 A preliminary study on localising the CEFR written production descriptor to Malaysian Higher Education context. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, 3 (2) pp. 1-15
2021 Adolescents develop their identities amidst adversities. Advances in Social Science Research Journal, 8 (1) pp. 504-519
2021 Exploring cultural intelligence skills among international postgraduate students at a higher education institution. International Journal of Higher Education, 10 (4) pp. 220-234
2021 Has differentiated instructions gone ‘awry’ in online teaching and learning?. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 12 (3) pp. 501-510
2021 Profiling English language learning anxiety among selected rural area secondary school students in Malaysia: a case study. International Journal of English Language Teaching, 9 (1) pp. 1-20
2021 Surmounting stereotyping of international students. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 11 (9) pp. 1121-1130
2021 The relationship between self-regulation, self-efficacy, and psychological well-being among the Salahaddin university undergraduate students in Kurdistan. International Journal of Islamic Educational Psychology, 2 (2) pp. 105-126
2021 Vietnamese youth embraces English for Communication: A case study in Phu Quoc Island. Language, Education and Culture Research, 1 (1) pp. 34-50
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
2020 Validation of egalitarian education questionnaire using Rasch measurement model. Journal of Applied Measurement, 21 (1 (Spring)) pp. 1-10
2019 Challenges of offering peace education among educational leaders: a case study of Malaysian public primary school. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 3 (1) pp. 57-71
2019 The psychometric properties of an intrinsic motivation scale in conducting research: the application of rasch measurement model. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, 5 (1) pp. 28-39
2019 Written communication in entrepreneurship course in Malaysian vocational colleges: a qualitative inquiry. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling, 4 (33) pp. 22-40
2018 The Psychometric Properties of an Intrinsic Motivation Scale in Conducting Research: The Application of Rasch Measurement Model. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, () pp.
2017 Al-Qiyam Al-Islamiyyah and its impact on Muslim communities' stability. Al-Shajarah, Special Issue Education () pp. 97-129
2017 Cybernated storytelling: Revitalising storytelling activities for secondary school students. Teaching English with Technology, 17 (3) pp. 19-34
2017 Islamization of knowledge in the curriculum among academics at the International Islamic University Malaysia: a structural equation modeling (SEM) approach. Al-Shajarah, Special Issue Education () pp. 53-76
2016 Exploiting the CIPRS model to analyse request performance used by second language speakers in an intercultural setting. Cross-Cultural Communication, 12 (6) pp. 47-53
2016 Exploring the relationship between writing apprehension and writing performance: a qualitative study. International Education Studies, 9 (8) pp. 134-143
2016 Factors affecting students’ participation and communication delivery in cybernated storytelling. Social Science and Humanities Journal, 1 (4) pp. 288-294
2016 The construction of collective identity in Malaysian ESL secondary classrooms. English Language Teaching;, 9 (10) pp. 101-110
2015 Examining classroom transformational spaces using the third space theory in developing students’ sense of shared identity. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5 (1) pp. 28-37
2014 Initiating culturally responsive teaching for identity construction in the Malaysian classrooms. English Language Teaching, 7 (4) pp. 53-63
2012 Shared identity construction: the third space exploration. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (21) pp. 111-119
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Conference Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning. In: 1st International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning,
2021 The role of higher education institution (hei) leaders towards education for sustainable development (esd) through cultural intelligence. In: International conference global leadership and management in higher education,
2020 Exploring cognitive approach in the teaching of literature for secondary schools in Malaysia. In: Malaysia International Convention on Education Research & Management (MICER 2020),
2019 The aspirations and challenges of ethnic Malays' education towards egalitarian education in multiracial society. In: 7th Teaching & Education Conference, London,
2018 Becoming culturally intelligent: challenges and strategies among EFL students in IIUM. In: 2nd UPI International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education,
2017 Excite phonetics and phonology learning through fun online transcription activity. In: International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL) 2017,
2016 Al-qiyqm al-Islamiyyah and its impact on Muslim communities’ stability. In: International Conference on Education Towards Global Peace (CAPEU 2016),
2016 Aspiration, equality, and privilege in education: Exploring an alternative education model for the Malays. In: The International Conference on Education 2016,
2016 Exploring educational leaders' perception on the feasibility of offering peace education : a case study. In: International Conference on Education towards Global Peace,
2016 Modelling culturally responsive teaching: a case-based study in the Malaysian setting. In: 22nd International Academic Conference 2016,
2014 An investigation on non-academic digital literacy practices of university students with implications for English academic writing. In: 12th International Conference Association for Language Awareness (ALA),
2014 Research culture: An indispensible practice for progress?. In: International Academic Conference on Social Science and Humanities 2014,
2014 Serumpun sebahasa? gaya hidup dan bahasa: satu perbandingan. In: 3rd International Languages Conference 2014 (ILC 2014),
2013 Ah Khaw Goes To Heaven (AKGTH): initiating culturally responsive teaching and identity construction in the Malaysian classrooms. In: International Journal for Academic Disciplines,
2013 Examining classroom transformational spaces in developing student agency. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Kali ke-4 Majlis Dekan Pendidikan IPTA 2013,
2012 Facilitating the construction of shared Malaysian identity the teaching of literature. In: Seminar Majlis Dekan-Dekan Pendidikan IPTA,
2012 Teaching and learning in the third space to engender shared Malaysian identity. In: The Fourth Asian Conference on Education 2012,
Book

2021 Youth constructing their identities in the English language classrooms: lesson study from elected secondary schools in Malaysia. Partridge, ISBN: 9781543766431
2018 Proceedings of The International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL)2018. Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), ISBN: 978-967-2027-84-3
Book Section

2017 A society undeciphered. In: Singapore International Press, ISBN: 9789811126543, pp. 11-29
2016 The literature component in Malaysian secondary English language syllabus: aiding or impeding language learning? a participatory action research project. In: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia, ISBN: 9789674602062, pp. 13-27
2016 The literature component in Malaysian secondary English language syllabus: aiding or impeding language learning? a participatory action research project. In: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia, ISBN: 9789674602062, pp. 13-27
Monograph

2016 Modelling culturally responsive teaching: a case-based study in the Malaysian setting. In: ,
2015 The construction of shared Malaysian identity in the literature classroom : an exploration on selected sub-urban and rural areas in Malaysia. In: s.n,