Game-Based learning approach to improve students’ learning process in a political science subject / Ainatul Fathiyah Abdul Rahim ... [et al.]

Abdul Rahim, Ainatul Fathiyah and Zulkifli, Nursyahida and Mohd Noor, Rafizah and Rahman, Shamsinar and Adnan, Muhammad Ariff Asyrul (2018) Game-Based learning approach to improve students’ learning process in a political science subject / Ainatul Fathiyah Abdul Rahim ... [et al.]. Insight Journal, 2. pp. 109-124. ISSN 2600-8564


Learning politics is vital for students especially in Diploma of Public Administration students. However, they often encounter difficulties in understanding the concepts, theories and processes that lead them to find it very complex, thus, reducing their interest to learn. It has been proven that by using a game-based pedagogical model, it brings benefits in the process to make complex educational concepts more approachable to the learners. Therefore, this paper attempts to explore students’ perception towards an education game called “Political Fun Race” game. Political Fun Race is a game that is inspired by one of the popular childhood games – Snakes and Ladders. It is purposely designed to create an exploration to boost the interest of the students in Diploma of Public Administration in seeking political knowledge and it is deliberately developed to help them understand the major concepts in political science such as power, government, law and governance deeper. This game aims to improve the students’ learning process via a game as a learning tool to add on besides lectures and traditional classroom. It consists of four (4) divided components (board, dice, counter and questions cards). The questionnaires were distributed to all part two students who enrolled in Course Code PAD120: Political Science in UiTM Raub Campus in order to obtain the information of the study. The results found that majority of the students enjoyed playing this game and agreed that the innovation in teaching really helped them in understanding the subject and it has smoothen the learning process. Besides, it can enhance their general knowledge regarding political science. It is aligned with the aims of the Ministry of Higher Education Blueprint, thus, optimistically it will benefit all students regardless of their course, program, university or country as well as the public.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Abdul Rahim, Ainatul FathiyahUNSPECIFIED
Zulkifli, NursyahidaUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Noor, RafizahUNSPECIFIED
Rahman, ShamsinarUNSPECIFIED
Adnan, Muhammad Ariff AsyrulUNSPECIFIED
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
EditorZainon, Assoc. Prof Dr. SaunahUNSPECIFIED
EditorRaja Ahmad, Dr. Raja AdzrinUNSPECIFIED
EditorSoo Kum Yoke, Assoc. Prof. Dr. CarolynUNSPECIFIED
EditorKadri, Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd HalimUNSPECIFIED
EditorMohd Ariff Albakri, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intan SafinasUNSPECIFIED
EditorShamsuddin, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hj AmanuddinUNSPECIFIED
EditorChe Yaakob, Assoc. Prof. Ahmad NawawiUNSPECIFIED
EditorIsmail, Dr. NoriahUNSPECIFIED
EditorKhairani, Dr. Noor SufiawatiUNSPECIFIED
EditorOthman, Dr. Akmal AiniUNSPECIFIED
EditorIsmail, Dr NorashikinUNSPECIFIED
EditorAhmad, Dr Syahrul AhmarUNSPECIFIED
EditorMisman, Dr. Faridah NajunaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Interactive multimedia
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Insight Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > INSIGHT Journal (IJ)
ISSN: 2600-8564
Volume: 2
Page Range: pp. 109-124
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Item ID: 41332
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Game-based learning; political science subject; interactive learning; UiTM Cawangan Johor


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