Research


Research Centres in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

In the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, there are TWO (2) research centres that embark on research related activities to fill in the knowledge gap in the areas of language teaching and learning, soft skills development, psychology, service industries and social phenomenon studies. Activities include conducting or organising research projects for journal publishing, consultancy works, workshops, seminars, conferences and dialogues. Besides conducting research on the specialised areas, the research centres seek to enhance multidisciplinary studies through research collaboration with other faculties, institutions, statutory bodies or industry partners. The research activities are expected to enhance teaching and learning as well as propose sustainable solutions to relevant stakeholders in the society.

  1. Centre for Social Integration, Soft Skills and Language Enhancement Research (CSISLER)
  2. Centre for Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Research (CPBSR)

Centre for Social Integration, Soft Skills and Language Enhancement Research (CSISLER)

Location: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH), Block Q, TAR UC Main Campus

(1) Objectives

The centre aims

  • to build a research culture and expand a research community with wide-ranging interests in many areas of specialization;
  • to provide research-led training courses for FSSH academicians to learn, nurture and hone their research skills as well as competencies;
  • to conduct researches relating to social integration, soft skills and language enhancement;
  • to collaborate with various organisations in running research-based projects related to social integration, soft skills and language enhancement;
  • to form and develop research partnership/authorship with public and private sectors/institutions/industries nationally and/or internationally to produce books and high impact journal articles;
  • to invite local and international speakers, trainers and subject experts to share their insights on matters related to social integration, soft skills and language enhancement;
  • to facilitate relevant seminars, trainings, dialogues or projects on matters related to social integration, soft skills and language enhancement.
(2) Vision Statement

 

CSISLER strives to become a leading research centre in the areas of social integration, soft skills and language enhancement and to work together with other research centres to bring out research findings that can be incorporated into the society for its progressive development.

 

(3) Rationale and Research Plan

 

Soft skills and language enhancement are key elements that contribute to the sustainability of any ventures in the modern society today.  Research work on emerging or long-standing issues related to soft skills and language enhancement will help promote better learning outcomes. Besides, studies on social integration in Malaysia will help increase better understanding of certain social phenomenon that surfaces in our multiracial context; with better understanding, comes a clearer direction on measures that can be taken to strengthen social integration in the country.

 

The research plan of CSISLER is as follows:

 

  • identify areas of research under Department of English Studies, Department of Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum and Department of Languages.
  • facilitate and support research activities undertaken by the stated departments via seminars, trainings, dialogues or projects;
  • establish research collaborations with  various organisations and other higher education institutions.
(4) Research Centre Leader and Members

Leader: Dr Chew Wei Wei

Secretary: Ms Teh Yi Jan  (Assistant Registrar)

 

Members: Dr Halimatun Sa'adiah Bt Abdul Manap

                        Dr Marzita Bt Mohamed Noor

                        Ms Juliazilah Bt. Junit

                        Ms Roslizawati Bt Taib

                        Dr Joanna Joseph Jeyaraj

                        Dr Jeslyn Sharnita Amarasekera

                

                        and/or

 

any other interested and relevant academic staff who may be appointed from time to time.

 

Centre for Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Research (CPBSR)

 

The CPBSR advances knowledge and supports scholarly activities in the areas of psychology and behaviourial sciences.

 

Location:        Faculty of Social Science, and Humanities (FSSH), Block Q, TAR UC Main Campus

 

  • Objectives

The CPBSR encourages scholarly and academic activities including, but not limited to the following:

  • conducting research activities related to theory and application in various fields of psychology;

 

  • providing consultancy in the area of personal development and enhancement;

 

  • collaborating with other researchers through organising workshops, seminars, conferences and journal publications.

 

  • Vision Statement

To be a centre committed to conducting scientific research on human beings for the purpose of adding value to the society and community.

 

  • CPBSR Committee Members

                    Leader:    Dr Chai Ming Sing

                    Secretary: Ms Teh Yi Jan (Assistant Registrar)

                    Members: Dr Lai Chooi Seong

                                                 Dr Cheng Sau Keng

                                                Prof. Dr Ananda Kumar

                                                 Dr Yap Siew Ting      

                                                 Ms Ahsha Vaksalla a/p Thiyagarajan

                                                 Ms Chuah Hooi Mei

                                                 Ms How Pui Kuan

                                                 Ms Khartikka a/p Chandrasekaran

                                                 Ms K. Rubini a/p Kulasingam

                                                 Ms Law Mei Yui

                                                 Ms Lee Siew Yen

                                                 Mr Low Chee Seong

 

and/or

 

any interested academic staff in FSSH/TAR UC may join when there are needs arises

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