Friday, December 2, 2016


Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Teacher Learning and Development 2016

Venue : Cititel Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Date : 28 -30 Nov 2016


Sazali bin Yusoff (Ph.D)
Ahmad Sukari bin Mohamad (Ph.D)
Abdul Razak bin Othman (Ph.D)
Siti Rohani binti Mohd Zain (Ph.D)

Studies have shown that the impact of teacher effectiveness on student outcomes is linked with teacher attributes. This has led to a growing interest among educators, the need to identify the attributes that has powerful influence on student outcomes. One of the issues consistently discussed is teacher attributes, particularly the distinctive attributes that distinguish between an ordinary teacher and a teacher with the jiwa of an educator. Hence, this article aims to propose a model of jiwa educator relevant to today’s context. Based on comparative analysis of literature and research work from scholars in the education field as well as interviews with experienced in-service teachers and teacher educators; essential dimensions of teacher knowledge, skills, attributes and values that shape the jiwa of an educator were identified and expanded. Although the core dimensions and elements as conceptualized in the model can be described separately, it is the interactions of all the dimensions and elements within a teaching context that influence and shape the actions and decisions of a teacher who places his/her heart, soul and mind to teaching-- the jiwa educator. In the model, two values namely humaneness and spirituality are highlighted as central to the core attributes of the jiwa educator.

3rd International Conference on Teacher Education and Development 2016

28 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2016
Venue : Hotel Cititel Penang, Malaysia

The conference was organised by Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia (IPGM) in collaboration with Malaysian Society for Educational Administration and Management (MSEAM). IPG Tuanku Bainun Campus was entrusted to lead the organising committee.

Datuk Dr. Amin Senin (Deputy Director-General of Education Malaysia) officiating the opening ceremony

There were more than 250 presenters/participants attended this conference whereby internationals accounted for 25 % of them.

1st Keynote Speaker : Datuk Dr. Amin Senin, the Deputy Director-General of Education Malaysia

2nd Keynote Speaker : Emeritus Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim Bajunid, President of MSEAM
Mesmerising speech by Emeritus Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim which lasted about 2 hours and a half. 

3rd Keynote Speaker : Prof. Alma Harris, Director of Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya

4th Keynote Speaker : Prof. Fuji, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan

5th Keynote Speaker : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wang Xiao Ling, Beijing Institute of Education, China

Presenter from the UK: Mr. Roy Andersen

Presenter from Pakistan : Prof. Abdul Hameed from University of Management and Technology, Lahore

Presenter from the USA, Brianna Rogers

Presenters from Australia, Maldives and Malaysia

Audience in one of the Keynote sessions

Audience in one of the parallel sessions

Presenting a paper. Title : Jiwa Educator

Keynote Speakers, MSEAM Committee member, Datuk Yaccob and Directors of IPG Campuses

MSEAM top Management : L-R : Dr. Amer Hamzah (Treasurer), Emeritus Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim Bajunid (President), Dr. Sazali Yusoff (Secretary-General)