Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Tools in Teaching and Learning Literature Component in Malaysian Secondary Schools

Melor Md Yunus, Ashairi Suliman


Literature Component has been part of the English Syllabus in Malaysian secondary schools level since the year 2000. Previous researches have proven that teaching Literature component is not easy as teachers still rely heavily on the conventional methods like discussing plot, characters, theme, setting and moral values of the texts. With the advancement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), this study is meant to explore the teachers and students’ usage of ICT and their attitudes towards ICT in teaching and learning of Literature component. The study involves 58 Form 5 students and 33 English teachers in Kapit district, a rural area in Sarawak, Malaysia. The study revealed that ICT is used on the satisfactory level by the teachers as well as the students. In addition, both the students and the teachers possessed high positive attitudes towards the use of ICT tools in Literature lesson and the component itself. However, the implementation and usage do not demonstrate the attitude. To conclude, more actions should be taken to encourage wider usage of ICT in the teaching and learning of Literature component.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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