Professor Dr. Hairul Nizam Ismail is currently the Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received his PhD (Educational Psychology/ Instructional System Technology) from Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America in 1999, with specialization in the area of learning and cognition. Since that year, Prof. Dr. Hairul has served as the faculty member at the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia. For the past eleven years, Prof. Dr. Hairul has been teaching many university courses related to educational psychology, child psychology, cognitive psychology, guidance and counseling, multiple intelligences, gifted and talented, thinking and reasoning, and psychological testing. Furthermore, he has embarked on numerous research projects pertaining to topics concerning problem based learning, ICT and education, stress, pre-school, educational databases, ethnic interactions, and differences between male and female students. He has also written numerous journal and magazine articles, research monographs, as well as book chapters in similar topic areas.
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Qualifications : BA, MSc, PhD (Indiana)
Expertise : Educational Psychology
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Book Publication
  • Hairul Nizam Ismail, & Md. Baharuddin Abdul Rahman. (2012). Pembelajaran berasaskan projek. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas (UPPA), Universiti Sains Malaysia. [ISBN 978-967-399-099-3]
  • Hairul Nizam Ismail, & Mohd Ali Samsuddn. (2012). Pembelajaran berasaskan masalah. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas (UPPA), Universiti Sains Malaysia. [ISBN 978-967-399-099-6]
  • Md. Baharuddin Abdul Rahman, Hairul Nizam Ismail, & Khairul Azhar Mat Daud. (Edisi 2). (2012). Pembelajaran berasaskan projek (PBP): Untuk TVE dan pembelajaran alaf ke-21. [ISBN ]
Journal Publication
  • Prihadi Kususanto, Hairul Nizam Ismail, & Hazri Jamil. (2012). Mediation Effect of Locus of Control on the Causal Relationship between Students' Perceived Teachers' Expectancy and Self-Esteem. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 10 (2), 713-736
  • Seffetullah Kuldas, Zainuddin Abu Bakar, & Hairul Nizam Ismail. (2012). The role of unconscious information processing in the acquisition and learning of instructional messages, Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 10 (2), 907-940.
  • Hairul Nizam Ismail, Mohammad Reza Ahmadi, & Abbas Pourhossein Gilakjam. (2012). The role of reciprocal teaching strategy as an important factor of improving. Elixir Educational Technology, 53, 11836-11841 [www.elixirjournal.org]
  • Nor Shafrin Ahmad, Nor Hashimah Hashim, & Hairul Nizam Ismail. (2012). Anger expression and coping styles used by secondary school students. The Global Studies Journal, 2 (4), 197-209.
  • Mohammad Reza Ahmadi & Hairul Nizam Ismail. (2012). Reciprocal teaching strategy as an important factor of improving reading comprehension. Journal of Studies in Education, 2 (4), 153-173.
  • Tan Teow Ghee, Ooi Ae Kee, & Hairul Nizam Ismail. (2012). The orientations for learning Mandarin amongst Malaysian undergraduate students. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (12), 104-110.
  • Mohammad Reza Ahmadi, Hairul Nizam Ismail, & Abbas Pourhossein Gilakjani. (2012). Impacts of learning reading strategy on students' reading comprehension proficiency. The International Journal of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics World, 1(1), 78-95.
  • Che Haslina Abdullah, Hairul Nizam Ismail, Nor Shafrin Ahmad, & Wan Syakira Mior Hissan. (2012). Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) from Islamic and Western Perspectives, World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization, 1 (2), 44-52.
  • Abbas Pourhossein Gilakjani , Hairul Nizam Ismail, & Seyedeh Masoumeh Ahmadi. (2012). The effects of multimodal learning models on language teaching and learning. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 1(10), 1321-1327
Academic Recognition
  • National Level - Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) Standard Panel of Experts in the Field of Psychology