Dr Rosmawijah Jawawi

Dr Rosmawijah Jawawi
Dr Rosmawijah Jawawi


  • Senior Assistant Professor


  • PhD in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK, 2009
  • M Ed, University of Leeds, UK, 2001
  • BA Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 1997

Teaching areas in SHBIE

  • Social Studies Education
  • Higher Education
  • Curriculum Education
  • Assessment for Learning
  • 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Interests, expertise and current research areas

Dr Rosmawijah’s main research interests are in the area of innovative teaching and learning, reflective practice, citizenship education, and teacher education. She was a member of the 21st Century Teaching and Learning (21CTL) research project. The 21CTL project was launched in collaboration with SRI International, USA and the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam, funded by the Brunei Research Council. She was also a member of the research project on Comparative Study on Education for ASEANNESS and Citizenship Education in Ten ASEAN countries in collaboration with Oita University funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research of JSPS, Japan. She has worked in a research project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Brunei and the World Bank for the SABER (Systems Approach for Better Education Results) Benchmarking project for Student Assessment in Brunei Darussalam. Dr Rosmawijah was involved with the Virtual University for Small States Countries (VUSSC), Commonwealth of Learning for the curriculum design for Master of Educational Leadership at NIE, Singapore as well as for Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme at University of Samoa. She has worked closely with the Ministry of Education in training school leaders for the School Leadership Programme (SLP) as well as training secondary and primary teachers for the School-Based Assessment for Learning (SBAfL) programme.

Interested in supervising students in the following areas

  • Innovative teaching and learning
  • Reflective Practice
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Citizenship Education

Sample publications and other links

Journal Articles

Basar, N., Jawawi, R., Matzin, R. Teaching Tourism in Geography through an Inquiry-based approach (IBA), Journal of Education and Learning, 13 (1), 133-145, 2019.

Wood, K., Jaidin, J. H., Jawawi, R., Perera, Q., Salleh, S., Shahrill, M. and Sithamparam, S. How and what teachers learn from collaborative professional development, International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2017.

Yunos, N.U.J., Jawawi, R., Matzin, R., Shahrill, M., Mundia, L., Jaidin, J.H., Petra, N.A., & Mahadi, M.A. Using Graphs to Develop Geographical Skills Among Pre-University Students. Adv. Sci. Lett. 23, 897–900, 2017.

Idris, S.H., Jawawi, R., Mahadi, M.A., Matzin, R., Shahrill, M., Jaidin, J.H., Petra, N.A., & Mundia, L. The Use of Rubrics in Developing Students’ Understanding of History, Adv. Sci. Lett. 23, 901–904, 2017.

Conference Papers

Sabtu, N., Matzin, R., Jawawi, R. Enhancing Critical Reflection in Higher Education, The 4th Innovation and Analytics Conference & Exhibition (IACE), 2019

Jawawi, R., Jaidin, J.H., Matzin, R. Transforming Citizenship Education into 21st Century Lessons. Proceedings of the 2019 7th International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET), 2019 [Scopus-Indexed]

Marmin, N.N., Matzin, R., Jawawi, R. Investigating Teachers’ Questioning in Teaching Secondary Commercial Studies Lessons, The 2018 2nd International Symposium on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, 2018

Latif, S.W., Matzin, R., Jawawi, R., Mahadi, M.A., Jaidini, J.H., Mundia, L. & Shahrill, M. The Effectiveness in Implementing the Flipped Classroom in Teaching History, 3rd International Conference on Teacher Learning and Development (ICTLD), 2016.

Chapters in Books

Wood, K., Jaidin, J. H., Jawawi, R., Perera, Q., Salleh, S., Shahrill, M. and Sithamparam, S. Lesson Study in Brunei Darussalam: changing the paradigm for teaching and learning, in P. Y. Ko, et al (Eds) The Routledge Handbook on Schools and Schooling in Asia, London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Jaidin, J.H., Shahrill, M. & Jawawi, R. Institut Pendidikan Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (IPSHB): ‘Nurturing Our Legacy’ Memupuk Warisan Kitani. In Tengah, B. & Mokhtar, N.R. (Eds.). Tradisi dan Reformasi Pendidikan – Merista Jasa Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien sempena 100 Years (1914-2014) Formal Education, Brunei Darussalam, Jilid II. Brunei Darussalam: Akademi Pengajian Brunei, Universiti Brunei Darussalam & Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah., 2015.


Felicien, A., Andimignon, M., & Jawawi, R. Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC), Commonwealth of Learning, Foundations of Educational Leadership, Commonwealth of Learning, 2013.

SABER Student Assessment Brunei Darussalam Country Report 2013, The World Bank, 2013.