Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(3), pp. 1027 - 1036
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080337
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Literature Education and Industrial Revolution 4.0

Manonmani Devi 1,*, M. A. R Annamalai 1, Saravanan P. Veeramuthu 2
1 Faculty of Languages and Communication, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
2 School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia


Purpose of the Study: This paper aims to investigate the effects of IR4.0 on literature teaching and education at the university level. In addition, this paper will also investigate the extent to which the literature field could prepare itself for the impact of IR4.0. Methodology: This study is based on Qualitative Research Method. With this method researcher achieved an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations. Also, the narrative method is used in this conceptual article. Findings: The graduates who aspire to go into the working world should be able to compete in the job market by equipping themselves with the skills needed to face the industrial revolution. This task requires the cooperation of everyone involved to be realised. Among the skills that graduates today should possess is the ability to produce performance as expected by the employers. Applications of the study: For the new curriculum to meet the needs of IR4.0, it should be grounded on the effort to increase knowledge in the field of literature without disregarding literature knowledge itself in the pursuit of connecting literature with other knowledge disciplines. University curriculum should be given due attention to prepare for IR4.0. The existing curriculum should be rearranged and realigned according to the trust of IR4.0. Novelty: Literature students and graduates need to shift from the perspective that the literature field needs to only focus on traditional matters without addressing the current time and needs. Aspirations in IR4.0 should be the catalyst and the direction for literature to meet the current career prospects which put more emphasis on digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Industrial Revolution 4.0, Literature, Education, Curriculum Rebranding, Graduates, Knowledge Discipline

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[1] Manonmani Devi , M. A. R Annamalai , Saravanan P. Veeramuthu , "Literature Education and Industrial Revolution 4.0," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 1027 - 1036, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080337.

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Manonmani Devi , M. A. R Annamalai , Saravanan P. Veeramuthu (2020). Literature Education and Industrial Revolution 4.0. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(3), 1027 - 1036. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080337.