Kick Started with ‘Panicgogy’ by Prof. Dr. Faizah Abd. Majid

EDU Scholar Webinar Series by the Faculty of Education Kick Started with ‘Panicgogy’ by Prof. Dr. Faizah Abd. Majid

The first session of the EDU Scholar Webinar Series kicked off with Prof. Dr. Faizah Abd. Majid, an esteemed professor at the Faculty of Education as well as the Director of Academic and Management Division, Institute of Continuing Education and Professional Studies (ICEPS), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

Streamed via Google Meet and live session, Prof. Dr. Faizah delivered her talk on ‘Student Empowerment in Panicgogy’. Four key points were addressed: what is Panicgogy; knowing our learners; student empowerment as well as some practical strategies. In addition, Prof. Dr. Faizah also addressed the different types of learning styles and tips and strategies to empower students.

The session was closed after a meaningful Question and Answer Session where the participants also shared experiences related to their instructional practices. The major concern revolved around challenges experienced in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and how it impacted on student learning.

Prof. Dr. Faizah has published extensively in the area of adult education, professional development as well as Teaching English as Second Language (TESL). In addition to her active engagements in research at national and international levels; Prof. Dr. Faizah has been appointed as the international academic program assessor for the National Agency of Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Education Timor-Leste. She is also the proud recipient of the Distinguished Scientist in Adult Education (Humanities and Social Sciences) Award at the recently held 5th Venus International Research Awards (VIRA) 2019.

The EDU Scholar Webinar Series is co-organized by the Research and Innovation Division (RID), UiTM Selangor Branch, and the Faculty of Education. The series feature five professors from the Faculty of Education and two invited speakers over the course of four months from April until July 2020.  Given the different mix of expertise and experience of these professors, the series feature topics that are wide-ranging and critical from research and publications to pedagogical strategies and techniques aimed at enhancing UiTM’s educators’ mindset, approaches, and outputs from various facets of their professional engagements.

The video recording and presentation slides of the session are downloadable from the Faculty of Education’s homepage: