Hanita Hanim Ismail

Hanita Hanim Ismail
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · Centre of Innovative Studies in Teaching and Learning (FPend)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Ismail is interested to understand and explore issues of identity, ranging from religious to gender aspects, particularly those concerning the English and the learning of the language.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Position
  • Lecturer
March 2018 - September 2020
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
May 2000 - December 2015
International Islamic University Malaysia
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
June 2012 - June 2017
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Field of study
  • English Literature
June 2004 - June 2008
University of Malaya
Field of study
  • English Literature

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Publications (39)
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Samuel Richardson's Pamela (1740) discusses the tribulation of a lady servant and her triumphs against the vicious young master while both Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders (1724) and Roxana (1744) present the distress of two low-class women in the eighteenth-century man’s world with great drive to champion for good fortune. All three novels are clear d...
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This paper emerged from a personal set of observations on the evolving male gender roles, currently drawing attention in Malaysia. As such, the study adds to the budding literature on Malay men and their gender roles and that of Malaysian literature in English. This comparative study is within its initial exploration on literary portrayals of Malay...
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Very often, public expresses dissatisfaction over the lack of respect for women. Yet, this poses an important question-what has been done at improving the local situation where women are cheated, their rights are questioned and left behind? Malaysia at present, is ranked six out of ten based on Social Sustainability Index (SSI) 2016, surpassing an...
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It is common for Malaysian primary school pupils to have difficulties in reading English texts. One of its factors concerns text selection. Hence, a careful selection of the text is needed to ease their reading experience in ESL (English as Second Language) classrooms. This study explored teachers' perceptions on literary text selection for Malaysi...
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Background and Purpose: The operation of educational institutions was suspended for a certain period due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak as social distancing came into effect as one of the World Health Organisation (WHO) strategies to help prevent further spreading of the virus. Subsequently, the education field witnessed a drastic shift in the m...
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Background and Purpose: Different language learners have varying capacities to acquire L2, where some learners develop their learning strategies faster than others. Hence, it is critical for instructors to examine the degree of understanding and ability obtained by the learners through the investigation of their language learning strategies particu...
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With the current uncertainties of future employment and Malaysian poor literacy rates, effective reading activities, which embed creative thinking, must be reconsidered in teaching and learning. While studies on creative thinking and assessment are available, none considered graphic stories as an assessment of creativity. Based on two short stories...
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With a great emphasis on understanding teacher satisfaction in designing and improving professional development programs (PDPs), this study investigated the intrinsic and extrinsic aspects of satisfaction among Malaysian English as a Second Language (ESL) primary school teachers after finishing their first-degree program. A mixed-methods design was...
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This research examines the complex interplay of religiosity, sexuality, and infidelity. We adopted a case study approach in this research, and discourse was made central to the analysis. There were two participants; both identified as homosexuals. One participant, Fahrin, is married while the other, Muzz, is divorced at the time of the interview. T...
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Students’ language performance as well as their educational development are affected by English as a second language (ESL) teachers’ ability to integrate technologies into their teaching practices. It is therefore necessary to assess teachers’ levels of knowledge and readiness in integrating Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies into thei...
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Learning vocabulary is one of the most important and corresponding obstacles that learners confront when learning a second language (L2). In numerous territories, vocabulary learning is considered as the key basis for acquisition of English language as an L2 in which inadequate vocabulary knowledge often led to complications while learning an L2. H...
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This review aimed to analyse previous studies that analysed the use of vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) in learning English as a second language (ESL). The articles included in this review were chosen to understand and explore language learning strategies (LLS), definitions of LLS and its classifications, VLS, definitions of VLS, and its taxono...
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English is perceived as a second language (L2) after the national language, Bahasa Malaysia (BM). In Malaysia, English classes are encompassed the four language skills, which are receptive skills (listening and reading) and productive skills (speaking and writing). Nevertheless, most English as Second Language (ESL) learners were having difficultie...
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This study investigated how incorporating reading activities in writing classes can help secondary school students develop their writing skills. The study was conducted using samples selected conveniently which involved 30 Form Four and Five students from one of the local secondary schools in Kapit, Sarawak. This study examined specifically on the...
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As feminism evolved and reshaped ideas on womanhood and its politics over the past three centuries, postmodernist writers seem to continuously present discriminated images of women in novels, including spy fiction. Unless it is properly addressed, these misrepresented images of women underlying its gender politics brings about questions on the effe...
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Sisterhood corresponds to a bond of love, cooperation and solidarity among women to fight against their individual or collective oppression at the hands of patriarchy. It initiates and shapes the struggle of women against their sexism. On the other hand, envy and non-cooperation act as enemies of women, making them as easy prey for the patriarchal...
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This article examines the theme of social-psychological alienation in Orwell's 1984 by focusing on Winston as a character. The theme of alienation has repeatedly studied in the works of Hegel, Marx, Weber, Fromm and Durkheim. However, this article mainly focuses on Seeman's conceptualization of alienation as a theoretical framework. This paper is l...
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Background and Purpose: The development of scholarship on Malaysian Literature in English (MLiE) continuously receives attention, especially on one particular direction, which is the studies of the Malays. Inspired by the Malay proverb “Diluah mati mak, ditelan mati bapa” (Malay for ‘between the devil and the deep sea), this study looked into local...
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The need to provide appropriate methods of teaching to meet the growing needs of students is increasing as more and more students begin to learn English. This is particularly important for students studying English, who may only be introduced to English in their classroom in a foreign country. Reading strategies have been developed to help learners...
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Second language camps are popular among campers for first-hand experiences with language. This study identifies levels of risk-taking among Diploma of Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) students across gender and creativity. Ninety-three students participated in a twelve-day language camp, and by the end of the camp, they were required to p...
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This paper examines Hemingway's depiction of Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes in his The Sun Also Rises (1926) by using Simone de Beauvoir’s existentialist feminism. De Beauvoir's theory is employed to decide if the female character is depicted as ‘other’ or not? It is also used to analyse these characters from a gender-based point of view. This analys...
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This study aimed to analyse the lower and higher order thinking skills of reading comprehension questions in the Action Pack 12 English Language textbook for grade twelve students in Jordan. Also, it used the content analysis in collecting, analysing, and classifying reading questions according to Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain. The resea...
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Albeit Othello’s loyal service to Venice is clear, ramifications of the Blackamoor in the text has called upon a continuous scholarship of interest over the last two decades. One begins to wonder, whether the Blackamoor’s presence in a Venetian setting serves a purpose to the English readership? If so, to what extent did Shakespeare refine the repr...
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Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1610-1611) is one of the controversial plays regarding whether to be placed in the purview of colonialism or anti-colonialism. The bard sketches two antithetical characters in the course of the play, Prospero and Caliban, who form the two extremes of the self against the other dichotomy. This study aims at proving Shakesp...
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The autobiographical writing by Emily Innes’s The Chersonese with the Gliding offer corded experiences and turbulence underwent by a White officer’s wife to Malaya with an underlying western perspectives and impression on the country during pre-Independence period and its people. By using narrative data, this article examines existing power relatio...

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1. What types of learning challenges do Malaysian school students encounter when learning literature in ESL classrooms? 2. What type of learning do they need?
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Exploring and typifying Malay men as part of a longitudinal study to form identity formation