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Dr Masitah Shahrill Senior Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education

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Dr Masitah Shahrill

Senior Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education


Dr Masitah Shahrill is a senior lecturer and teacher educator at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). She was appointed lecturer in the university in 2001, and went on to pursue her graduate studies in mathematics education at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Upon her return, Dr Masitah held several appointments, Academic Group Convenor for Mathematics Education, Programme Leader for Initial Teacher Preparation, Deputy Dean (Academic), Director of Studies, and the Head of Teaching and Learning Centre for the Office of Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), UBD. Dr Masitah was appointed as Senior Lecturer in 2013.

Dr Masitah is passionate about raising the quality of teaching and learning of students and their development in the schools and in the higher education settings. She has supervised and is currently supervising several graduate students of SHBIE, and collaborated with almost all for international journal publications and presentations at international conferences. Dr Masitah's research interests lies in the teacher and teacher education, mathematics education, higher education, 21st Century teaching and learning, school based assessment, classroom research, and youth practices and their education.


Doctor of Education (Mathematics Education), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2009)
Master of Education (Mathematics Education), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2005)
Master of Science (Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations), University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom (2000)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom (1999)


Teacher Education
Mathematics Education
Higher Education
Teaching and Learning
Classroom Research


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Shahrill, M. (2017). Examining the methodological implications of international classroom research. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, 12(1), 27-46. [Scopus-Indexed, 2016 SJR: Q4, H-Index: 1].

Finti, H. N. F. M. M., Shahrill, M., & Salleh, S. M. (2016). Integrating virtual manipulative with the use of iPad in the teaching and learning of fractions. Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 8(4), 581-601. [Scopus-Indexed, 2016 SJR: Q2/Q3, H-Index: 13].

Suhaimi, Z., Shahrill, M., Tengah, K. A., Abbas, N. A. (2016). Incorporating the use of writing-to-learn strategy in grade 10 mathematics lessons: The students’ perspectives. Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 7(2), 11-20.

Mundia, L., Shahrill, M., Jaidin, J. H., Jawawi, R., & Mahadi, M. A. (2016). Brunei's teacher education programs: Insights into students' coping and help-seeking strategies to challenges. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10(Article 62). DOI 10.1186/s13033-016-0091-5 [Scopus-Indexed, 2016 SJR: Q1/Q2, H-Index: 22].

Khoo, J. S., Shahrill, M., Yusof, N., Chua, G. L. L., & Roslan, R. (2016). Graphic organizer in action: Solving secondary mathematics problems. Journal on Mathematics Education, 7(2), 83-90.

Yunus, D. H. R. P. H., Shahrill, M., & Abdullah, N. A., & Tan, A. (2016). Teaching by telling: Investigating the teaching and learning of solving simultaneous linear equations. Advanced Science Letters, 22(5/6), 1551-1555. [Scopus-Indexed, 2016 SJR: Q4, H-Index: 21].

Othman, R., Shahrill, M., Mundia, L., Tan, A., & Huda, M. (2016). Investigating the relationship of student’s ability and learning preferences: Evidence from year 7 mathematics’ students. The New Educational Review, 44(2), 125-138. [Scopus-Indexed, 2016 SJR: Q3, H-Index: 7].

Chong, M. S. F., & Shahrill, M. (2016). The use of an emerging framework to explore students’ cognitive competency. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 9(16). doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i16/78812. [Scopus-Indexed, 2016 SJR: Q2, H-Index: 25].


Shahrill, M. (2009). From the general to the particular: Connecting international classroom research to four classrooms in Brunei Darussalam. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Hamid, M. H. S., Shahrill, M., Matzin, R., Mahalle, S., & Mundia, L. (2013). Barriers to mathematics achievement in Brunei secondary school students: Insights into the roles of mathematics anxiety, self-esteem, proactive coping, and test stress. International Education Studies, 6(11), 1-14.

Shahrill, M., Mahalle, S., Matzin, R., Hamid, M. H. S., & Mundia, L. (2013). A comparison of learning styles and study strategies used by low and high math achieving Brunei secondary school students: Implications for teaching. International Education Studies, 6(10), 39-46.

Shahrill, M., & Clarke, D. J. (2014). Brunei teachers’ perspectives on questioning: Investigating the opportunities to ‘talk’ in mathematics lessons. International Education Studies, 7(7), 1-18.

Salam, N. H. A., & Shahrill, M. (2014). Examining classroom interactions in secondary mathematics classrooms in Brunei Darussalam. Asian Social Science, 10(11), 92-103.


Grant type: BRC, Grant Number: UBD/BRC/8, Project Title: Investigation of the Teaching and Learning Practices which Lead to the Development of Competencies for Life and Work in the 21st Century, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): PI: Prof Dr Keith Wood
Dr Masitah: Subject Researcher for Mathematics, Start Date: 30/05/2013, End Date: 30/04/2016

Grant Type: URG, Grant Number: UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(222), Project Title: Youth Parental Practices and Out of School Activities: Educational, Social and Economical Implications, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): PI and Co-PI: Dr Poh Sing Huat, Dr Hunus Riah
Dr Masitah: Member, Start Date: 30/04/2012, End Date: 30/04/2013

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam; University of Hong Kong; University of Melbourne; University of Sussex

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