Think Pieces

Striking the Iron while Its Hot: Theatre Education at Tertiary Level

  • Kelvin Wong Kee Wai

Malaysian theatre has changed tremendously over the past few decades. This is widely attributed to better and higher quality productions as well as more contemporary performances from audiences across the country. There is a constant call for a more uniform and formal education programme in this sector. With audiences becoming more informed and vocal coupled with the advancements in teaching and learning, more emphasis on tertiary education in theatre could well answer these calls.

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Preparing University Students For The Workforce Of Tomorrow

  • Dr. Sian Lun Lau

As businesses had to adapt and cope with the unprecedented challenges and impact, the pandemic also forced the nature of work to change. Overnight, everyone must learn to work remotely. Online conference calls became a norm in the blink of an eye.

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Psychological Testing And Psychometrics – What Do You Need To Know?

  • Professor Hew Gill

The word “psychometric” literally means “mind measurement” and to be strictly accurate psychometric assessments are a type of psychological test primarily concerned with abilities and aptitudes.

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Ensuring Transparency in Our Budget Process

  • Professor Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair

Yesterday, the Ministry of Finance released the first ever Pre-Budget Statement in an effort to be more transparent ahead of Budget 2022.

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Living The Good Life: Psychological Perspectives

  • Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon

The concept of a “Good Life” is not new. It has been discussed and studied since ancient times, with philosophers and religious figures prescribing all sorts of spiritual and scientific approaches in the pursuit of happiness – to live the good life.

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When One Vision Connects Two Brilliant Minds

From 1974 up until 1999, he served the nation as statesman and deputy minister under the administrations of former prime ministers Tun Mahathir and the late Tun Hussein Onn.

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Optimizing Energy Efficiency in 5G Ultra-dense Networks Using Distributed and Cooperative Learning Model

  • Dr Mohammad Tahir

As the world moves towards greener technology, energy efficiency in wireless networks is of significant importance. This research aims to address the issues using innovative resource management by combining artificial intelligence and game theory.

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Tourism Development and Planetary Health: A Destructive or Reconstructive Relationship?

  • Professor Marcus L. Stephenson

Planetary health concerns the fundamental relationship between the health of human beings and the health of the planet.

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Flipping Out: Using Flipped Learning in the Music Classroom

  • Professor George J Hess, Jr D.A

One reason that the author’s online classes went well this past year was that the classes were flipped. A lot of materials for the students were already online.

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There’s No Such Thing as an Impulsive Artist

  • Associate Professor Leow Puay Tin

‘Research’ is a word that doesn’t seem pertinent to the arts. Many people assume the arts to be wholly inspired and created through the artist’s natural or divinely-given talent and passion or genius and impulse. But this is never the whole picture.

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