Biography

Science education is a very power ful tool towards creating a scientific society. This statement constitutes the basis of my research and teaching activities. My educational background is chemistry and science education. In 2009 I am awarded with PhD degree from Universiti Technologi Malaysia and working as a senior lecturer at Faculty of Education at the same university. Although I am still new in this field, I possess vast experience in teaching curriculum of science, pedagogy and scientific skills to science education undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as high school teachers.  I teach and develop are constructivist-based courses, where abstract meta-theory is illustrated by concrete cases. My research interest are scientific thinking and metacognition in conceptual change. I have set up a generative-metacognitive model in my research to be implemented in the teaching of science and learning process. Currently, I am doing a comparative study on the scientific thinking and metacognitive strategies among students across culture. Until now, I have coordinated the research with science education especially in cognitive style, problem solving and metacognition in science teaching and learning process.

 

PERSONAL

Born March 29, 1976, Johor, Malaysia

Married with 4 children

Life at Johor Bahru, Johor

 

EDUCATION

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
PhD (Chemistry Education)                                                                                              2009
Thesis: “A comparative studies of scientific tinking between Malaysia and United Kingdom students”

M.Ed. (Chemistry Education)                                                                                          2004
Thesis: “Development and Effectiveness of Prototype Software based on Generative-Metacognitive Model in Concept of Matter In Physical Phenomena”

National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
B.Sc. Honors in Environment Science                                                                      1998
Dissertation: “Water Quality of Langat River, Malaysia”