DEVELOPING SKILL BASED TEACHING APPROACHES FOR COMPUTER NETWORKING COURSES IN POLYTECHNIC MERSING
The ultimate goal of the Malaysia Polytechnic as a prominent Technical and Vocational Training
Institution (TVET) in Malaysia is to produce a marketable graduates. A well-structured curriculum is
developed to be align with the requirements of 9 pillars of Industrial Resolution (IR) 4.0.
Undoubtedly, active learning approaches like Skill-Based teaching able to develop significant skills
and potentials in students. Students are nurtured to be an independent learner through active learning
approaches. This paper outlines the skill-based approaches in teaching computer networking courses
in polytechnic. The sustainability of this approach depends on the commitments of lecturers and
students throughout of the learning process. Leveraging on TVET 4.0 Framework Action Plan,
especially through the collaboration with the leading IR 4.0 Industry, adaptation of Skill-Based
Approach in teaching computer networking courses will be much easier.