Category: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

UTM Won Gold and Silver medals for Viral Vlog Competition at HE-ELCA 2019

Higher Education English Language Carnival (HE-ELCA) was first organised in 2017 at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). This year, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza) and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) jointly hosted the carnival at Kuala Terengganu.

HE-ELCA 2019, which focused on student-centred learning activities, saw the participation of 500 students from 20 public universities in Malaysia. The main purpose of the event is to motivate university students with Band 1, 2 and 3 MUET levels to be confident with the usage of English language.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) sent fifteen first year students to participate in HE-ELCA 2019. They were accompanied by ten senior students who acted as their trainers as well as four English instructors from Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH). These students participated in various English language games and competitions such as Photojournalism, Viral Vlog and Western Dikir. For Western Dikir, (a rebranded name of the traditional performance – Dikir Barat) our team managed to enter the final round but unfortunately we did not win any medal. Meanwhile, for Viral VLOG competition, our teams successfully bagged both gold and silver medals.

The carnival received good feedback from all attendees. The participants enjoyed the fun learning sessions at HE-ELCA while the trainers, who are Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) students, picked up some helpful teaching tips for their future career. The commitments and achievements of the students at HE-ELCA have made UTM proud.

We are happy to announce that Language Academy, FSSH, UTM will be the host of HE-ELCA 2020. Let us welcome the delegates from other universities to our beautiful green campus and show them our southern hospitality.

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Highlighting the psychological impact of smartphones on students at the 9th International Conference on Non-Ionizing Radiation (ICNIR 2019)

The organising committee approached Dr Narina to be one of the key speakers in this conference based on a publication of her research work with her PhD student. Even though the conference was highly technical conference which related to the field of pure science and engineering, yet Dr Narina was given a chance to share her research findings about relationship between stress, emotional regulation strategies and problematic smartphones among the Malaysian university students, as well as the mediating effect of smartphone use motive on these variables. Even though this is still an on-going research, Dr Narina was able to share some parts of the research findings with the audience. Dr Narina was the only none pure science key speaker in this conference.

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International Cultural Day 2019

The first ever International Cultural Day 2019 (ICD2019) was successfully held at Dewan Ainuddin Wahid in UTM Kuala Lumpur on 2nd October 2019. This joyous and colourful event was jointly organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH) and UTM International with Associate Professor Dr. Sarimah Shamsudin, the Director of Social Sciences and Humanities, FSSH, UTM Kuala Lumpur as the Chairman and Associate Professor Dr. Norhayati Abdullah from UTM International as the Associate Chair of the programme. The Chairman of UTM’s Board of Directors, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali officiated the event with an attendance of almost 1000 attendees consisting of guests, UTM officials and staff as well as UTM students at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level. There were seven exhibition booths representing Sudan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Nigeria, Japan and of course our very own Malaysia which displayed various cultural artifacts and activities such as traditional cuisine sampling, Ceylon tea drinking custom, folk costume exhibition, furoshiki activity and batik canting. Cultural performances consisting of songs, dances and wedding ceremonies from the participating countries were part of the progamme intinerary that captured the interest of the audiences.

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MULTI-SENSORY SMART ROOM (MSSR) IN UTM IS NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

Multi-sensory Smart Room (MSSR) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is the first multi-sensory room in Malaysia that operates with an automated monitoring system using IoT technology. It is designed as an alternative to the Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Room. MSSR is a project initiated by Ts. Dr. Dayana Farzeeha Ali and Dr. Muhammad Khair Noordin from School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UTM.

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AREDApps Won Gold Medal at PECIPTA 2019

Senior lecturer Ts. Dr. Dayana Farzeeha Ali and her Ph.D. student Marlissa Omar from School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) have participated in PECIPTA’19 which was held in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) on 22nd and 23rd September 2019. The product that they brought to PECIPTA’19 is the Augmented Reality Engineering Drawing Apps (AREDApps) designed as teaching and visualization tools for Engineering Drawing course.

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