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


  • Rugayah Hashim Faculty of Administrative Science & Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sabarinah Sh. Ahmad Faculty of Architecture, Planning& Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Amily Fikri Aziz Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Fazah Akhtar Hanapiah Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sg. Buloh, 47000, Selangor, Malaysia



Pedagogy, Children, Humanoids, Social Skill


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.


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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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