• Faculty of Education
  • dekan_pendidikan@um.edu.my
  • 0379675000

Department Overview

The mission of the Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities is to establish socio-cultural, historical, Islamic and Values Education Pedagogy, and philosophical understanding for undergraduate and postgraduate students to guide their practice, frame curricular decisions, and support meaningful learning. The goal of the Department is to develop a professional community of reflective, informed, and socially committed educators.

To meet this objective, the Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses that provide the underpinnings of teacher education: diversity, philosophy, history, sociology, social psychology, social development, Islamic and Moral Values and related areas. In addition, the courses can improve the knowledge and skills required by teachers and educators.

At the undergraduate level, the Department offers two electives specialization courses in Moral and Values Education and Arts Education.

For the postgraduate studies programme, the Department offers a Master of Education in diverse areas which are Educational Philosophy, Islamic Education (Values and Human Development), Educational Sociology and Arts Education. Supervision of Doctoral candidates is also available in those areas. In view of the sub-disciplines of the Department, its 10 academic staff have strong research links with various organizations, both local and international.

Head of Department

Dr. Azni Yati Kamaruddin
Head of Department
Area Of Expertise : Pendidikan Sivik dan Kewarganegaraan / Pendidikan Moral / Pendidikan Karakter


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vishalache Balakrishnan
Area Of Expertise : Moral and Civics Education / Comparative Education / Critical Educational Psychology and Inclusive education

Dr. Abd. Razak Zakaria
Area Of Expertise : Sosiologi / Sejarah / Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak

Dr. Che Aleha Ladin
Area Of Expertise : Visual Art Education, Assessment in Art Education, Creativity and Innovation) / Professional Teacher Development / Teacher Education (Art Education)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaharah Hussin
Area Of Expertise : Islamic Education / Akhlaq and Character / Teacher Training

En. Mohd Faisal Mohamed
Area Of Expertise : Quranic and Islamic education / Curriculum and Evaluation / Ethics and Pluralism in Education

Dr. Mohammad Ismath Ramzy Mohammad Ismail
Area Of Expertise : Sociology of Education / Intercultural Education / Inter Religious education

Dr. Wail Muil Alhaj Said Ismail
Area Of Expertise : Islamic Education / Social Education / Education Psychology

En. Rahimi Md Saad
Area Of Expertise : Islamic Education / Education for Social Development / Teacher Training and Profesional Development

Dr. Abdul Muhsien Bin Sulaiman
> Area Of Expertise : Falsafah Pendidikan Islam / Pemikiran Tokoh Pendidikan Islam / Pendidikan Akhlak dan Kerohanian

Mr. Azri Fazli Mohd Omar
Tel: +603 7967 5039
Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities
Faculty of Education
University Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7967 5039 / 5040
Fax: +603-7967 5010

Last Update: 19/02/2022