Application of Q & A Technique in Learning for Students Development

Norhasni Zainal Abiddin

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ABSTRACT: There are various teaching methods can be used in accordance with the learning objectives. The Question and Answer (Q & A) aims to continuously encourage students to think and stay focused during the learning session. The Q & A's activities are indeed beneficial for students. However, special attention should be given on the planning and implementation of the session for the optimum benefits. Questions and answers session can be one of the classroom teaching techniques to enhance student confidence and their development. To this date, excellent students are no longer assessed on their academic development. Student development should be seen in terms of academic and personal development (personal qualities and leadership). Personal development is very important in producing students who are disciplined, having creative and critical thinking with the ability to communicate, and skilled in planning and decision making. Thus, this article discusses the planning and implementation of the Q & A as one of the teaching techniques in enhancing development of students.

KEY WORD: Question and answer, students, teaching method, development, personality, and training.

IKHTISAR: Terdapat pelbagai kaedah pengajaran yang boleh digunakan agar selari dengan pencapaian objektif pembelajaran. Soal jawab bertujuan untuk menggalakkan pelajar berfikir dan sentiasa fokus ketika sesi pembelajaran berlangsung. Banyak manfaat dapat diperolehi oleh pelajar daripada aktiviti soal jawab ini. Walau bagaimanapun, perancangan dan pelaksanaan soal jawab perlu dititikberatkan bagi mendapat manfaat yang optimum. Soal jawab boleh dijadikan salah satu teknik pengajaran di dalam kelas bagi meningkatkan keyakinan pelajar dan juga pembangunan pelajar. Kecemerlangan pelajar abad ini tidak hanya tertumpu kepada pembangunan akademik sahaja. Pembangunan pelajar perlu dilihat dari segi akademik dan juga sahsiah (kualiti diri dan kepimpinan). Pembangunan sahsiah amat penting dalam melahirkan pelajar yang berdisiplin, berfikir kreatif dan kritis dengan berkemahiran dalam berkomunikasi, dan berkemahiran merancang dan membuat keputusan. Justeru, artikel ini mengupas perancangan dan pelaksanaan kaedah soal jawab sebagai salah satu teknik pengajaran dengan tujuan untuk meningkatkan pembangunan pelajar.

KATA KUNCI: Soal jawab, pelajar, teknik pengajaran, pembangunan, sahsiah, dan latihan.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhasni Zainal Abiddin is a Lecturer at the Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies UPM (Putra/Agricultural University of Malaysia), Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. She can be contacted at: nonie@putra.upm.edu.my

How to cite this article? Abiddin, Norhasni Zainal. (2012). “Application of Q & A Technique in Learning for Students Development” in ATIKAN: Jurnal Kajian Pendidikan, Vol.2(2) Desember, pp.287-294. Bandung, Indonesia: Minda Masagi Press owned by ASPENSI in Bandung and FKIP UNSUR in Cianjur, West Java, ISSN 2088-1290.

Chronicle of the article: Accepted (October 13, 2012); Revised (November 13, 2012); and Published (December 15, 2012).


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