Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(7), pp. 204-214. August, 2015.
Full Length Research
Exploring the Impacts of Self-Directed Learning Approach among Polytechnic Mechanical Engineering Students
Politeknik Melaka, Malaysia, No.2 Jln PPM10, Plaza Pandan Malim, 75250, Melaka.
Accepted 31 July 2015
Learning (SDL) is an independent learning approach that develops
students’ learning skills and professional skills through teaching and
learning process. To embrace the SDL approach, the Department of
Polytechnics has developed Curriculum Information Document Online System
(CIDOS) as an online learning platform. Hence, the aim of this research
is to study the impacts of SDL approach among polytechnic Mechanical
Engineering students in their learning. This study targeted total 82
students from Material Science and Engineering Management classes. And
the study, produced mixed findings reporting that students believed that
their learning attributes, initiative, control and, self-efficacy have
enhanced through SDL. However, the students have issues on motivation
since a large number of them reported that they do not know what they
are doing in their learning. The validity and reliability test confirmed
that the survey instrument is reliable with Croanbach Alpha more than
0.70 whereas One-Sample T-Test proved that all hypotheses were
considered significant, p ˂ 0.005. This study is expected to help
educators to improve highlighted elements that need attention in SDL
approach via CIDOS.
Cite This Article As: Rajes K.M.Rajan (2015). Exploring the Impacts of Self-Directed Learning among Polytechnic Mechanical Engineering Students. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(7): 204-214.