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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 8, August 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Students’ Readiness In Facing Industrial Revolution 4.0 Among Students Of Technical Teacher’s Education

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AUTHOR(S)

Ismail, A., Wan Hassan. W. A. S., Ahmad, F., Affan. Z., Harun, M. I.

 

KEYWORDS

interest and attitudes, Industrial Revolution 4.0, IR4.0, knowledge, student satisfaction.

 

ABSTRACT

The emergence of a new wave of technology known as 'The Fourth Industrial Revolution' or IR 4.0 led to the current development of technology that predicted 50 billion electronic devices would interact with each other. Meeting the challenges of IR 4.0, all students in Higher Educational Institutions need to get out of their comfort zone and be prepared for this new era. The Industrial Revolution 4.0 can also address dependency on energy sources that will significantly change the future of the working world. In this regard, a study was conducted on 136 Vocational Education Bachelor students in seven (7) fields of study at the one of Malaysian Technical University. This study aims to identify the knowledge, attitudes, interests and students' readiness to face the challenges of Industry Revolution 4.0. This descriptive study uses questionnaires based on Likert Scale. The data obtained were processed and analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. The findings showed that the students’ knowledge on IR 4.0 was weak. The study also found that students' interest and attitudes were high and students' readiness to deal with IR 4.0 was high. Researchers recommend that more effort need to be put such as organizing seminars, courses and forums related to challenges of IR 4.0 to students. To encourage students to improve their skills in information technology and knowledge of IR4.0, it is recommended that all the students choose their IR4.0 related topic for their final year project..

 

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