Transformed Pedagogical Environment: Humanoids for social skilling of mentally challenged children


  • Rugayah Hashim
  • Sabarinah Sh. Ahmad,
  • Amily Fikri Aziz
  • Fazah Akhtar Hanapiah



The purpose of the paper is to describe the transformed pedagogical environment in Malaysia with regards to mentally challenged children. Through interviews with teachers and parents of children schooled at the special, integrative classes in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, the results indicated non-readiness for the teachers and the parents to embrace the assistive technology, the humanoids. Besides the high cost of purchasing the humanoid for each child to be placed at home, social skilling these special children requires human touch. Cultural, and religious aspects abound that negates the progress of pedagogy using humanoids.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Pedagogy; children; humanoids; social skill


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How to Cite

Hashim, R., Sh. Ahmad, S., Aziz, A. F., & Hanapiah, F. A. (2016). Transformed Pedagogical Environment: Humanoids for social skilling of mentally challenged children. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 3-8.

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