Harits Masduqi

MEd(Monash), Certificate(Camb)

PhD candidate

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Research project description

EFL Reading in Three Indonesian Universities: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders in Diverse Cultural Contexts

The purpose of the PhD research project is mainly to investigate what, in the perceptions of key stakeholder groups, constitutes an effective EFL reading program at English Departments in three universities in Malang, East Java Province, Indonesia. The three universities differ in terms of their student population, their cultural and religious backgrounds, and nature of the tertiary institutions and program. Hence, the researcher also discusses the findings in relation to different cultural and academic backgrounds in those universities.

The research data were a variety of the participants’ responses collected from questionnaire, focus group interview, individual interview, and documentation. With the assistance of qualitative descriptions and statistical procedures, the various perspectives on an effective reading program were then analysed with regard to diversity in research participants’ backgrounds. With particular concern for distinctive academic and cultural backgrounds existing in those three institutions, the study is expected to clarify not only the factors which may impact the reading instruction, but also uncover potential resources and perspectives on how EFL reading program could be appropriately implemented in Indonesian universities.

 

Invited talks/presentations

  • Masduqi, H. (2014). Education, Health, and Human Resources in Indonesia. In The Indonesian Studies Guest Lecturer Series 2014. Department of Indonesian Studies, The University of Sydney, 22 May 2014.
  • Masduqi, H. (2013). The Long and Winding Road of A Scholarship Hunter. In National English Seminar 2013. Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia, 21 December 2013.
  • Masduqi, H. (2012). The Influence of Globalization on National Culture. In The Indonesian Studies Guest Lecturer Series. Department of Indonesian Studies, The University of Sydney, 8 August 2012.
  • Masduqi, H. (2010). Cross-Cultural Understanding for New University Students. In PK2MABA Seminar. Brawijaya University of Malang, Indonesia, 8 August 2010.
  • Masduqi, H. (2009). Integrating Receptive and Productive Skills into a Reading Lesson. In ELT Seminar Series.  Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia, 7 June 2009.
  • Masduqi, H. (2008). Understanding Islam and English in Cross-Cultural Contexts. In Training on Islamic School-Based Management to Madrasah Tsanawiyah Principals. AusAid LAPIS-ELTIS Project, Surabaya, Indonesia, 23 August 2008.
  • Masduqi, H. (2007). English for International Communication. In ELT Seminar Series.  Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia, 20 June 2007.
  • Masduqi, H. (2006). Academic Issues for Indonesian Students Studying in Australia. In Cross-Cultural Understanding Seminar. Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia, 9 November 2006.


Awards

  • AusAid Australian Development Scholarship 2003

  • AusAid LAPIS-ELTIS Scholarship 2007

  • AusAid Australian Leadership Award 2010

  • AusAid Allison Sudradjat Award 2010

  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme 2013

  • Thomas T. Roberts Education Fellowships 2014

  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme 2014



Thesis work

Project title Degree Supervisor
EFL Reading in Three Indonesian Universities: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders in Diverse Cultural Contexts PhD Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank
EFL Reading in Three Indonesian Universities: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders in Diverse Cultural Contexts PhD Associate Professor Lesley Harbon


Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Masduqi, H. (2014). EFL Reading in Indonesian Universities: Lecturers’ and Learners’ Perspectives in Different Cultural Contexts. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Masduqi, H. (2011). Critical Thinking Skills and Meaning in English Language Teaching. TEFLIN Journal, 22(2), 185–200.
  • Masduqi, H. (2006). Argument, Argumentation Analysis, and Argumentative Devices. Humanitas Journal, 2(1), 1–10.
  • Masduqi, H. (2006). The Competency – Based Curriculum of English Subject for Senior High School in Indonesia: A Critical Evaluation. Humanitas Journal, 1(2), 56–68.

Conference papers