Instructor Quality in Nurturing Future Aviation Technologist: HTVET Perspective
Higher TVET graduates play a significant role in realising Malaysia aspiration to become a high income nation and achieving competitiveness in current global fourth industrial revolution. Malaysia country must radically accelerate its human capital development through its education industry particularly in higher TVET education. Instructor teaching skills and competencies is significant to help future technologist graduates in navigating the problems at a workplace and communicate effectively. This study aims to highlight the instructor teaching quality in nurturing future technologist graduates in the aviation industry with investigating the two main components of the instructor. There are teaching quality parameters and also the background of the instructor. This is vital to ensure the instructor have the right quality to prepare the future aviation technologist graduated with the required skills and knowledge in facing the challenges of the industry 4.0. This study adopts quantitative study with distributing 150 questionnaires to the three aviation colleges in Malaysia. Findings suggest the most important parameters in instructor teaching quality are class efficiency, additional work and instructor competency. While the three most important criteria in instructor background are friendly and courteous, academic credentials and also teaching capabilities. This study contributes to the enhancement of the teaching quality theory with coordinating issues on industry 4.0 in aviation sector.
Keywords: Technologist, Aviation, Teaching quality, Higher TVET, Industry 4.0, Instructor