Teachers’ readiness in applying ATL skills in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Schools

Roziah Ramli, Mohd Isha Awang, Nurahimah Mohd Yusoff

Abstract


This article aims to understand the challenges faced by teachers in implementing the Approaches to Learning Skills (ATL Skills) for the teaching of Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Schools (MYPIB) in Malaysia. This qualitative case study employed purposive sampling that involved six resilient teachers who were directly involved in the implementations of ATL Skills consisting of four Bahasa Melayu teachers, a MYPIB coordinator and ATL skills Coordinator. Triangulation was used to compare data from different sources using semi-structured interviews, story completion tasks, and document analysis. Using the ATLAS.ti, thematic analysis was carried out to identify the themes that emerged from the code analyzed. Findings showed that teacher readiness is a challenge that needs to be addressed in the process of applying ATL skills in the MYPIB implemented by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Teachers still need courses and training to improve their mastery in the ATL skills application. This study provides implications to teaching and learning, and recommendations to teachers as well as the Ministry to make improvements in the effort to apply ATL skills in the teaching-learning processes at the MYPIB schools.


Keywords


Middle Years Programme International Baccalaureate (MYPIB) Approaches To Learning Skills (ATL Skills) Teachers' Readiness Lesson Study Qualitative



DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v10i4.21415

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