Science education is a very powerful tool for creating a scientific society. This statement constitutes the basis of my research and teaching activities. My educational background is in chemistry and science education. In 2009 I am awarded a Ph.D. degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and working as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education at the same university. Although I am still new in this field, I possess vast experience in the teaching curriculum of science, pedagogy and scientific skills to science education undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as high school teachers.  I teach and develop are constructivist-based courses, where abstract meta-theory is illustrated by concrete cases. My research interests are scientific thinking and metacognition in conceptual change. I have set up a generative-metacognitive model in my research to be implemented in the teaching of science and the learning process. Currently, I am doing a comparative study on scientific thinking and metacognitive strategies among students across cultures. Until now, I have coordinated the research with science education especially in cognitive style, problem-solving and metacognition in the science teaching and learning process.



Born March 29, 1976
Married with 5 children
Life at Johor Bahru, Johor




Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Ph.D. (Chemistry Education)                                                                                           
Thesis: “A comparative studies of scientific tinking between Malaysia and United Kingdom students”


M.Ed. (Chemistry Education)                                                                                         
Thesis: “Development and Effectiveness of Prototype Software based on Generative-Metacognitive Model in Concept of Matter In Physical Phenomena”


National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
B.Sc. Honors in Environment Science                                                                    
Dissertation: “Water Quality of Langat River, Malaysia”