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Ratnawati Bt Mohd. Asraf

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Multi Lingual/Multi Cultural Education - Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University
  • Master in Education - Masters Degree, Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor in Biology - Bachelor Degree, Northern Illinois University
  • Certificate in Teaching (TESL) - Certificate, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka

Ratnawati Bt Mohd. Asraf (Prof. Dr.)

Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF EDUCATION


ratnawati@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Professor Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1977 and a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education in 1979 from Northern Illinois University. In 1995, she obtained her Ph.d from Florida State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a CGPA of 3.98 in Multilingual/Multicultural Education; and inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society in recognition of academic excellence for being in the top 5% of the graduating year.
Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf is currently a professor at the Faculty of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and Dean of the Research Management Centre, IIUM. She has had over 27 years of experience as an academic in the university, and is actively involved in teaching and research-receiving the Quality Research Award in 2011; Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010; IIUM Outstanding Researcher Award, Institute of Education Outstanding Researcher Award, and Quality Research Award in 2009; and Quality Research Award in 2003.
She is also actively involved in consultancy-as a lead consultant in more than ten projects commissioned by the Malaysian Science and Technology Information Centre (MASTIC); under the Ministry of Science and Technology, a lead consultant in the project, "R&D and Innovation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", a project awarded by the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia; as well as projects involving UNICEF and the Ministry of Education Malaysia. Her professional training and research has been in the areas of teacher education, curriculum and instructions, second language learning and teaching, literacy, and the use of statistics in educational research. She has published numerous books and articles in the fields of teacher education, second language teaching and learning, literacy, and the use of statistics in educational research.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Language Acquisition (Including First Language Acquisition, SLA, Bilingualism, Foreign Language Learning)


Teaching Responsibilities


ACTION RESEARCH FOR ESL TEACHER 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
COGNITION, LEARNING AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT 2023/2024
ISSUES IN TESL 2023/2024 2022/2023 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
MEETING THE LITERACY NEEDS OF DIVERSE ESL LEARNERS 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
MEETING THE LITERACY NEEDS OF ESL LEARNERS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
TEACHING GRAMMAR IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2021/2022
TEACHING READING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
TEACHING WRITING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2023/2024


Supervision


Critical Pedagogy In An Undergraduate Efl Reading Class To Raise Learners' Awareness Of Social Justice In Bangladesh.
Ph.D Completed 2023 Main Supervisor
Reading Practices Of The Contemporary Children'S Literature (Ccl) Programme In Malaysian Primary Schools.
Ph.D Completed 2023 Main Supervisor
Exploring Critical Thinking Through Critical Reading In The ‎Literature Classroom: A Case Study Of An Urban And A Rural ‎Secondary School.
Ph.D Completed 2021 Main Supervisor
Teachers' Readiness To Implement Inclusive Education In Primary School Classrooms In Selangor .
Ph.D Completed 2021 Main Supervisor
Critical Reading Strategies Among English Literature Students At A Malaysian Institute Of Higher Learning.
Ph.D Completed 2019 Main Supervisor
Implementation Of The Clt Syllabus In Secondary Schools In Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Study Of Efl Teachers’ Classroom Practices, Knowledge, And Skills.
Ph.D Completed 2018 Main Supervisor
Higher Order Thinking Tasks In Fostering Critical Thinking Through Writing.
Ph.D Completed 2018 Main Supervisor
Female Academics In Senior Administrative Positions: A Case Study Of An Islamic University In Malaysia.
Ph.D Completed 2017 Main Supervisor
Gender And Literacy Performance In Malaysian Lower Primary Schools.
Ph.D Completed 2016 Main Supervisor
Higher Education Through Second Chance Educational Opportunities For Underachievers: A Case Study Of Three Higher Learning Institutions In The Maldives .
Ph.D Completed 2015 Main Supervisor
A Case Study Of The Use Of The Developmental Rubric As A Feedback Tool In Improving Academic Writing Skills At Tertiary Level .
Ph.D Completed 2015 Main Supervisor
A Structural Equation Modeling Of Metacognition And Motivation In Vocabulary Learning Strategy Use.
Ph.D Completed 2014 Main Supervisor
Reading Of Legal Cases: Towards A Model Of Effective Reading By Law Undergraduates.
Ph.D Completed 2013 Main Supervisor
The Place Of Culture In Teaching English As Foreign Language At Jordanian Universities: A Case Study Of Yarmouk University.
Ph.D Completed 2008 Main Supervisor
The Place Of Culture In Teaching English As Foreign Language At Jordanian Universities: A Case Study Of Yarmouk University.
Ph.D Completed 2008 Main Supervisor
Academics' Perceptions Ouality In Higher Education And The Iso 9000 Standards.
Ph.D Completed 2008 Main Supervisor
Critical Reading In English As A Second Language: Strategies Adopted By The Malaysian Undergraduates.
Ph.D Completed 2006 Main Supervisor
Teachers' Conceptions And Practice Of Islamization Of Knowledge In The Teaching Of English: A Case Study Of Iium.
Ph.D Completed 2006 Main Supervisor
Reading For Academic Writing: A Case Study Of English Majors In Bangladesh.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
The Experience Of Teachers In Teaching And Supporting Their Dyslexic Students In The Inclusive Classroom.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Oral English Communication Competence Among Entrepreneurial Graduates In The Higher Learning Institutions.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Reported Practices Of A Healthy And Active Lifestyle In The Prevention Of Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Study Of A Undergraduate Class Of Malaysian Youth.
Master Completed 2023 Main Supervisor
Using Digital Game Based Learning To Foster Critical Thinking Skills In Learning Vocabulary : The Case Of A Primary Esl Classroom.
Master Completed 2022 Main Supervisor
Fostering A Healthy Lifestyle In Teenagers Using Growth Mindset Principles In A Narrative Game .
Master Completed 2021 Main Supervisor
Teaching Reading In English To Students With Dyslexia: A Case Study Of A Malaysian Mainstream Classroom Teacher And A Special Needs Classroom Teacher.
Master Completed 2020 Main Supervisor
Higher Order Thinking Skills: An Analysis Of Reading Tasks In A Malaysian Year Four English Textbook.
Master Completed 2019 Main Supervisor
Using Computer Analyses To Improve Student Writing Outcomes.
Master Completed 2019 Main Supervisor
Teachers' Perceptions Of The English Language Textbooks For Sixth Grade In The Kingdom Of Saudia Arabia.
Master Completed 2012 Main Supervisor
The English Language Curriculum Of Sekolah Menengah Islam Al-Amin; A Critical Analysis.
Master Completed 2004 Main Supervisor


Research Projects


Completed
2021 - 2022 THE APPLICATION OF MAQASID AL-SHARIAH IN ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN AN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION CONTEXT
2019 - 2020 SURVEY ON PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MALAYSIA 2019
2018 - 2023 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities in the Special Education and Inclusive Education Setting
2018 - 2019 Kajian Bibliometrik Kebangsaan (Tahun 2001-2017)
2016 - 2020 Metacognition, Motivation and Vocabulary Learning
2016 - 2018 Investigating Strategies Used by ESL Language Learners in Acquiring English Language at the Tertiary Level
2016 - 2020 An Exploration of Voice in Academic Writing Among Tertiary Level Students: A Case Study in IIUM
2016 - 2020 A Framework for Developing Critical Thinking Ability Among Students
2015 - 2019 A New Framework for Developing Critical Thinking through Critical Reading in the Secondary School Literature Classroom
2013 - 2016 Narrowing the Gender Gap: Investing the Factors that Influence Malaysian Boys' Literacy Development and Profiling their Literacy Needs
2013 - 2013 LAPORAN PETUNJUK SAINS, TEKNOLOGI DAN INOVASI (STI) 2013
2011 - 2011 Issues in Education (KVC Project 2011)
2011 - 2011 Issues in TESL (KVC Project 2011)
2011 - 2013 Survey On Research And development Activities In Malaysia for The Financial Years 2008 - 2011
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 - 2011 Quality in Higher Education and the ISO 9000: A Case Study of the Perceptions of IIUM Academic Staff
1996 - Master of Education at Malaysian Universities, 1991-95: A Methodological Analysis
- 2011 National Survey for Research, Development & Innovation Activities in Private Sector Saudi Arabia 2008
- 2010 Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators 2010
- 2008 National Survey on Research & Development - 2008 report
- 2006 National Survey of R&D
- 2005 Survey on Public Awareness of Science & Technology in Malaysia
On-Going
2023 - Present Teaching dyslexic students in inclusive classrooms: Learning from the lived experience of teachers
2020 - Present Developing Critical Thinking Through Critical Reading in the Tertiary English Classroom
2019 - Present A Psychological-Educational Framework for Fostering a Healthy and Active Lifestyle in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
2018 - Present An investigation of the challenges that students face in reading and writing in English and the strategies they use to read and write in English.
2018 - Present Developing a Framework to Enhance Entrepreneurial Oral English Communication Skills among Students of Public Universities in Malaysia
2018 - Present University Ranking: Issues and Challenges Facing the Academia
2018 - Present Developing an Improved Pedagogical Framework to Prepare Students for the 4th Industrial Revolution
2016 - Present Enhancing Reading Skills of HEI's ESL Pre-sessional Students via Web-Based Reading Programme
2016 - Present A Framework for Differentated Instruction for High-Functioning Children With Learning Disabilities in Inclusive Education Settings


Award & Recognition


26 May, 2011 Bronze Medal, IRIIE 2011 for the research, The Malaysian Public's Awareness of S&T - IIUM University
26 May, 2011 Bronze Medal, IRIIE 2011 for Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators Research - IIUM University
14 May, 2011 Quality Research Award - Kuliyyah level (Institute of Education) University
11 Mar, 2010 Outstanding Researcher Award - Kulliyah level (Institute of Education, IIUM) University
08 May, 2009 Outstanding Researcher Award - IIUM university level University
23 Apr, 2009 Outstanding Researcher Award - Kulliyah level (Institute of Education, IIUM) University
23 Apr, 2009 Quality Research Award - Kuliyyah level (Institute of Education) University
01 Jan, 2003 Quality Research Award (Kulliyyah) - International Islamic University Malaysia Kulliyyah


Publications


Article

2023 Exploring the use of Gibbs’ reflective model in enhancing in-service ESL teachers’ reflective writing. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ), 14 (2) pp. 236-253
2023 Fostering growth mindset principles in the prevention of type 2 diabetes through a narrative game. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 22 (2) pp. 244-261
2023 Teachers’ perceived knowledge in developing critical thinking in the literature classroom. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 13 (1) pp. 1250 -1264
2022 Health beliefs and willingness to engage in T2D preventive behaviours among Malay youth: a qualitative inquiry. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 10 (2) pp. 124-149
2021 Empowering learners’ reflective thinking through collaborative reflective learning. International Journal of Instruction, 14 (1) pp. 709-726
2021 Impact of Youtube and Video Podcast on listening comprehension among young learners. International Journal of Interactive Mobiles Technologies, 15 (20) pp. 4-19
2019 A case study on vocabulary learning strategies in Malaysia: implications for teaching and learning. The Asian ESP Journal, 15 (1.2) pp. 363-395
2019 Fifty years of communicative language teaching; A synthesis of critical implementation issues. The Asian ESP Journal, 15 (1.2) pp. 147-175
2019 Ready player one? a conceptual analysis on the dynamics of critical thinking and meta cognition in game-based language learning. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8 (7S2) pp. 113-120
2018 Factorial validity and invariance of the MUET essay writing rating scale: empirical and theoretical correspondence. Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 15 (1) pp. 267-287
2018 Students as partners in quality assurance: implications for higher education. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (4) pp. 2239-2242
2018 Teachers’ views of boys and girls as readers in the English language. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (4) pp. 2235-2238
2018 The workshop as a qualitative research approach: lessons learnt from a “critical thinking through writing” workshop. The Turkish Online Journal of Design, Art and Communication, September 2018 (Special edition) pp. 1504-1510
2018 Using computer analysis of student writing to improve lesson planning. Asian EFL Journal, 20 (12.3) pp. 44-65
2018 Using focused freewriting to stimulate ideas and foster critical thinking during prewriting. TESOL International Journal, 13 (4) pp. 67-81
2017 Blogging as a tool in developing writing skills: lessons from the experience of the students and class teacher. The Asian EFL Journal Professional Teaching Articles, November 2017 (103) pp. 62-74
2017 Boys and girls as readers: what do the teachers think?. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8) pp. 7549-7552
2017 Bringing the Malaysian curriculum into the 21st century. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8) pp. 7706-7709
2017 Developing critical thinking through critical reading in the literature classroom. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (5) pp. 5004-5006
2017 Developing ELT materials for Muslim learners. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8) pp. 7956-7959
2017 EFL pre-university students' readiness for learner autonomy: Does culture matter?. The Asian EFL Journal Professional Teaching Articles, 101 (July 2017) pp. 83-95
2017 Entrepreneurship education and the entrepreneurial intentions of students. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8) pp. 7948-7951
2017 Metacognition and mobile-assisted vocabulary learning. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ), 8 (2) pp. 16-35
2017 Reviewing the English for academic purposes curriculum: a preliminary analysis from the students’ perspective. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8) pp. 7944-7947
2017 Using the developmental rubric as a tool in the teaching of academic writing. The Asian EFL Journal, na (102) pp. 294-305
2016 Elementary schoolers' attitudes toward reading in English: how boys feel relative to girls. English Language Teaching, 9 (6) pp. 134-140
2016 English literacy among Malaysian first graders: boys' achievement relative to girls. Asian EFL Journal, 18 (2) pp. 252-262
2016 Literacy among Malaysian primary schoolers: how do boys perform relative to girls?. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 9 (1) pp. 225-238
2015 Freedom without restraint and responsibility: the problem of hate speech in Malaysia. Malayan Law Journal, 5 () pp. xliv-lxvii
2013 The effectiveness of a supplementary reading programme for children in Malaysia's rmote schools. World Applied Sciences Journal, () pp. 125-132
2013 The effectiveness of a supplementary reading programme for children in Malaysia’s remote schools. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21 () pp. 125-132
2011 Girl-Child education in northern Nigeria: problems, challenges, and solutions. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 2 (12) pp. 851-859
2011 Technology and the deterioration of right to privacy. International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, 7 (2) pp. 37-54
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.
2009 National survey of research and development 2008: summary. National Survey of Research and Development 2008:Summary, () pp.
2006 National survey of research & development: 2006 report. National Survey of Research and Development: 2006 Report, () pp. 1-64
2004 Conducting tests of hypotheses: the need for an adequate sample size. Australian Educational Researcher, 31 (1) pp. 79-94
2003 Putting statistics in its place : implications for teaching in Islamic institutions of higher learning. Muslim Education Quarterly, 20 (1&2) pp. 13-26
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 Exploring critical questioning among in-service ESL teachers using Socratic questioning technique. In: The 3rd International Conference on Management and Communication (ICMC 2023),
2015 A study on the reading strategies employed by law undergraduates and practicing lawyers in case reading. In: The International Conference on Languages (ICL) 2015,
2014 The challenges in the reading of legal cases: lecturers' perspective. In: 3rd International Language Conference (ILC) 2014,
2011 Malaysian science and technology indicators. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2011,
2011 The Malaysian public's awareness of S&T. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2011,
2009 Islamic higher education: maintaining and ensuring quality. In: International Conference on Islamic University education in Russia and its surrounding areas,
2008 Critical Thinking in Academic Reading. In: Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society,
2008 Teaching English to muslim students : some pedagogical implications. In: Paris International Conference On Education, Economy & Society 2008 (PICOEES 2008) ,
2007 Critical reading in English as a second language. In: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA-SAANZ) International Conference,
Book

2014 Malaysian science, technology and innovation (STI) indicators report 2013. Malaysia Science and Technology Information Centre (MASTIC), ISBN: 9789834134570
2011 Issues in education. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180553
2011 Issues In TESL. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180560
2010 Malaysian science and technology indicators 2010. Malaysia Science and Technology Information Centre (MASTIC), ISBN: 1394-9209
1993 The adventures of Ibn Battuta. Budaya Ilmu Sdn Bhd, ISBN: 983-9693-16-6
Book Section

2019 The Research Management Centre: fulfilling the International Islamic University Malaysia vision and mission. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-491-035-8, pp. 217-227
2011 Islamic higher education: ensuring and maintaining quality. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180553, pp. 165-176
2011 Responding to student's writing: a critique of peer review. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180560, pp. 97-118
2011 Standards in education: the meaning of grades. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180553, pp. 121-136
2011 Students' attitudes towards reading and parental involvement in their children's reading: a case study of three schools. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180560, pp. 119-132
2011 The implementation of the first communicative syllabus in Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180560, pp. 1-9
2011 The theoretical bases for language teaching and syllabus design. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180560, pp. 11-22
Monograph

2012 National Survey of Research and Development(R&D)2012. In: MASTIC, MOSTI,
2009 An evaluation of a supplementary reading programme for children in remote schools in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia. In: Ministry of Education ,