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Abstract

This paper aims at analysing the needs for a specific teaching and learning model for the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM). The main argument is that whether there are differences between teaching and learning for academic component versus military component at the university. It is further argued that in order to achieve excellence, there should be one teaching and learning culture. Data were collected through interviews with military cadets. It is found that there are variations of teaching and learning strategies for academic courses, in comparison to a dominant teaching and learning style for military courses. Thus, in the interest of delivering quality education and training for students at the university, the paper argues that possibly a hybrid model for teaching and learning is fundamental in order to generate a one culture of academic and military excellence for the NDUM.

Keywords

military cadets constructivism behaviourism hybrid model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jowati binti Juhary
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  1. 1.Centre for Liberal and Language StudiesUniversiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (National Defence University of Malaysia)Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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