IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(1): 65-68 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.1.252

Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Its Impact on Language and Cultural Studies

Jowati Juhary
Abstract—As Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) made its debut about a decade ago, it is now pertinent to investigate how it changes several facets of people’s life. The education sector has the biggest task to ensure that the future generation is fully equipped mentally, physically, spiritually and cognitively to face the unknown challenges. Preparing the future workforce for Malaysia has never been as daunting as today, with the instability of the world’s economy. This work attempts to answer two questions, first, what are the effects of IR4.0 on language and cultural studies in Malaysia, and, second, what are the best possible strategies to prepare students to face IR4.0 and beyond. In so doing, this work starts with the working definition of IR4.0, and how this definition functions in the Malaysian context. It then proceeds to explore the effects of IR4.0 on language and cultural studies in Malaysia, and finally, it outlines possible strategies to ensure that students are able to cope with IR4.0 and beyond. The work ends with a proposed teaching and learning model to educate future leaders of Malaysia, who are IR4.0 and beyond ready!

Index Terms—Cultural studies, Defence University, IR4.0, language studies, T&L4.0, teaching and learning model.

Jowati Juhary is with National Defence University of Malaysia, Sungai Besi Camp 57000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (e-mail: jowati@upnm.edu.my).

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Cite:Jowati Juhary, "Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Its Impact on Language and Cultural Studies," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 65-68, 2020.

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