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Associate Professor Dr Azhar Bin Md Adnan

Associate Professor of Practice

Academic Qualifications

PhD Early Childhood Education
MSc. Early Childhood Education & Development
BEd Agriculture Science & Guidance & Counselling
Malaysia Teaching Certificate

Areas of Interest
Early childhood education
Education
Guidance & counselling
Psychology
Sociology
Research

1. A process evaluation of the implementation of PERMATA curriculum at private nurseries/TASKA (2016) - PERMATA Funded (RM50,000) - (Completed)

Prof. Dr. Puan Sri Rohaty Majzub, HELP University (Leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azhar Md. Adnan (Principle Researcher)
 

2. Development of a Comprehensive and Integrated Model of Quality Malaysian Early Childhood and Education (2015-2021) - Ministry of Finance/Ministry of Education/CDRC UPSI Funded (RM5Million) - (Completed)

Prof. Dr. Sopia Yassin, UPSI (Project Director), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azhar bin Md. Adnan (Associate Researcher)
 

3. Short-term Impact of Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) on Human Capital Development -Project 4/STI (2015-2021) - Ministry of Finance/Ministry of Education/CDRC UPSI Funded (RM516,000) - (Completed)

Dr. Azizah binti Zain, UPSI (Leader) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azhar bin Md. Adnan (Associate Researcher)

Publications

  • Nuzha Mohamed Taha, Johari Talib, Ayu Salleh, Azhar Md. Adnan & Tengku Noorainun Tengku Shahdan. (2019). Parents’ Perception and Knowledge about Choosing Montessori Preschool in Malaysia: An Exploratory Research. Journal of Educational Sciences, ISSN:1305-9076E-ISSN:1305-905X
  • Mallika Vasugi Vgovindarajoo; Azhar Md. Adnan; Siti Nor Bayaah Ahmad; Noorhuda Abdul Karim (2019). Influence of Experiential Learning and Relational Satisfaction on Students-University Identification and Word-of-Mouth. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, ISSN:1305-9076E-ISSN:1305-905X
  • Rohaty Mohd, Majzub & Azhar Md, Adnan & Sopia Mohd, Yassin. (2017). Global Readiness among Preschools Children in Malaysia. International Journal of Education and Practice. 5. 118-126. 10.18488/journal.61.2017. 58.118.126.

Conference

1. Asia Pacific Regional Forum in Early Childhood Education 2016 at Marriot Hotel Putrajaya, Ministry of Education Malaysia (19 – 21 July 2016)

2. Education 2030 Launch and Symposium at Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, EPRD Ministry of Education Malaysia and UNESCO (23rd August 2016)

3. Trainers’ Conference 2016,  Sectorial Training, Committee Human Resource Development Fund, Ministry of Human Resource Development Malaysia, at Berjaya Times Square Hotel (11 & 12 Oct 2016)

4. “BETT Asia Summit”, the BETT Asia Leadership Summit & Exhibition 2016 at The Mandrin Central Kuala Lumpur, BETT Asia (15 & 16 November 2016)

5. “Violence Free Forum”, National Forum at Royal Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, ECCE Council Malaysia & Unicef Malaysia, (25 February 2017)

6. “Seminar Kebangsaan Jenayah Seksual Kanak-Kanak”, National Seminar at Ministry of Woman, Family and Community Development Malaysia, Putrajaya, Ministry of Woman, Family and Community Development Malaysia (13 & 14 March 2017)

Professional Engagement

1.  Book reviewer, “Penglibatan Ibu Bapa”, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nordin bin Mamat, Penerbit UPSI (2020)

2.  Guest speaker, Webinar “Kesan Pandemik pada Kanak-kanak”. NCDRC UPSI & Akademi Professor Malaysia (28th July 2021)

3.  Keynote speaker, “Halatuju Pengasuhan & Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak (PPAKK) di Malaysia”,  Early Childhood Conference, PIKOM University College (January 2022)

4.  Visiting Professor, Guangdong Finance University, China (2020-2021)

5.  Visiting lecturer University Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Kangsar (2017-present)

6.  Committee Member, Akademi Professor Malaysia (Early Childhood Education Cluster)

7.  External Assessor for Early Childhood Education programmes for Malacca International College of Science & Technology, Kolej Uniti Port Dickson, Quest International University.

8.  Panel Road Safety Module Developer for Malaysian Preschool, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) (2016-2018)

9.  Member, Majlis Penasihat Pendidikan Kebangsaan (MPPK), Ministry of Education (2017-2018)

10. Vice President, Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Council Malaysia (2013 – 2015)

11. President, Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Council Malaysia (2015 – 2017)

12. Past President, Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Council Malaysia (2017 – present)

13. Education Consultant, Kindergarten programme Omar-Hana Didi & Friends (OHDidi-K), Digital Durian Animation Sdn. Bhd. (2021 – present)

13. PERMATA Early Childhood Care & Education Advisory – Chaired by Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia (2015 – present)

14. Senior Assessor Early Childhood Care & Education Programmes – Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA), Ministry of Education Malaysia (2013 – present)

Community Engagement

1. Member, Komuniti Rukun Tertangga (KRT) Proton City, Tanjong Malim, Perak