Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities

Department Overview

The mission of the Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities is to establish socio-cultural, historical, Islamic and Values Education Pedagogy, and philosophical understanding for undergraduate and postgraduate students to guide their paractices, frame curricular decisions, and support meaningful learning. The goal of the Department is to develop a professional community of relfective, informed, and socially committed educators.

To meet this objective, the Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses providing the underpinnings of teacher education: diversity, philosophy, history, sociology, social psychology, social development, Islamic and Moral Values and related areas. In addition, the courses can improve the knowledge and skills required by teachers and educators.

At the undergraduate level, the Department offers two tracks of second mathods or minor courses in Moral and Values Education and Arts Education.

For postgraduate studies programme, the Department offers the Master of Education ini 6 diverse areas which are Educational Philosophy, Islamic Education, Values and Human Development, Educational Sociology and Arts Education.The supervsion of the Doctoral candidates is also available in those areas. In view of the sub- disciplines of the Department, the 13 academic staff in the department have strong research links with various organizations, both local and international.

Head of Department


Dr. Ghazali Darusalam

Blok E (EE 111)
Tel : 03 - 7967 5061


Dr. Vishalache Balakrishnan
Blok E (EE 210)
Tel: 03- 7967 3896


Dr. Abd Razak Zakaria
Menara Pendidikan (EG 504)
Tel: 03- 7967 5007



Dr. Abdul Muhsein Sulaiman

Menara Pendidikan (EG 520)
Tel : 7967 5114



Dr. Wail Muil Alhaj Said Ismail

Menara Pendidikan (EG 526)
Tel: 03- 7967 5062



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Dr. Mohammad Ismath Ramzy Mohammad Ismail
BlokA (EA 103)
Tel: 03- 7967 5065



Rahimi Md Saad

Blok A (EA 114)
Tel: 03- 7967 5145




Mohd Faisal Mohamed
Block E (EE 211)
Tel : 03 - 7967 5072



Dr. Wan Hasmah Wan Mamat
BlokA (EA 103)
Tel: 03- 7967 5065


Contact Us

Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities
Faculty of Education
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel  : +603-7967 5039 / 5040
Fax : +603-7967 5010