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IJIET 2022 Vol.12(7): 609-614 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2022.12.7.1660

Education 4.0: An Analysis of Teachers‟ Attitude towards the Use of Technology in Teaching Mathematics

Nur Hidayati Zulkipli and Muzirah Musa

Abstract—This study investigates mathematics teachers’ readiness towards Education 4.0 and their attitude towards the use of technology in teaching mathematics. The study participants included 162 mathematics teachers in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. A quantitative approach with a questionnaire was employed in this study. Data collected were analysed by using descriptive and t-tests and analysis of variance using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 27. The overall results for mathematics teachers’ readiness towards Education 4.0 lead to uncertainty, which indicates that teachers are still not prepared and lack knowledge about Education 4.0. When grouped according to age, gender and grade level taught, the results show that there is no significant difference between teachers’ readiness towards Education 4.0. Meanwhile, for attitude, the results reveal that teachers have a positive attitude towards the use of technology in teaching mathematics, regardless of their age, gender or grade level taught. However, it shows a significant difference between male and female teachers’ attitudes. For age and grade level taught, the results show no significant difference between mathematics teachers’ attitudes towards the use of technology in teaching the subject. Therefore, the study recommends that teachers should strengthen their positive attitude towards the use of technology in teaching and learning and that the higher authorities also should participate in providing teachers knowledge on Education 4.0 and helping them adapt to current educational changes.

Index Terms—Education 4.0, mathematics, teachers’ attitude, technology.

Muzirah Musa is with the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: muzirah@usm.my).
Nur Hidayati Zulkipli was with the School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is now with the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: nhidayati.umah15@student.usm).

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Cite: Nur Hidayati Zulkipli and Muzirah Musa, "Education 4.0: An Analysis of Teachers‟ Attitude towards the Use of Technology in Teaching Mathematics," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 609-614, 2022.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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