In the study of Literary Components (LC) in Malay Language, the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) introduced the i-Think Program, which should be emphasised in teaching and learning the language in the classroom to produce students who are skilled in predicting, formulating, creative and critical thinking, and solving problems. The goal of this study was to determine the students’ knowledge, attitudes, and preparedness to learn LC using i-Think. Aside from that, the study wanted to see if there were any gender-related differences in the students’ knowledge, attitudes, and preparedness to utilise i-Think in studying LC. 243 Form 2 pupils from three secondary schools in Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, and Kedah participated in the study. For data collection, the researcher employed a questionnaire with five Likert scales as an instrument. The students’ knowledge (M=4.05), attitude (M=4.18), and readiness (M=4.04) for using i-Think in learning LC were all high, while the t-test revealed that there were significant variations in knowledge, attitudes, and readiness between male and female students for using i-Think in learning LC. As a result, it is intended that teachers will be able to use the i-Think in the classroom to create a more conducive learning environment, increasing students’ interest in learning LC.
Chew, Fong Peng
University of Malaya, Malaysia.