Be-Ce Education Games: An Interactive Game-Based Learning for Construction Economics Courses in Built Environment

Afzan, Ahmad Zaini and Balkhiz, Ismail and Nurul Fahana Aini, Harun and Nurzawani, Md Sofwan (2020) Be-Ce Education Games: An Interactive Game-Based Learning for Construction Economics Courses in Built Environment. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INNOVATION IN TEACHING & LEARNING COMPETITION (INTELEC 2020), 29 Oktober 2020, UiTM Cawangan Perak.

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The chasm between modern science and the mundane reality of contemporary education requires a creative rethinking if inequalities and disparities are to be addressed meaningfully. To this end, game-based learning is often touted as having the uncanny ability in providing learners with a fun and interactive learning experience in which learning objectives are tenaciously respected, cultural similarities boldly embraced, and individual differences joyfully celebrated. Hence, by recognizing the palpable gap, it is vital to investigate the efficacy of game-based learning for two Construction Economics courses in Built Environment. The main objective of this project is to measure the impact of game-based learning on the students’ performance in higher education. Hence, to achieve this objective,questions and rubrics were designed and prepared by following the course learning units. This project also required the participants to engage in a snake and ladder board game, to construct a creative model using Lego bricks, and finally to make a video presentation in a fun and interactive approach. Besides, outdoor activities were conducted with the intention to enhance the students’ experience through a distinctive learning environment. Online tools, such as the ever-popular Padlet application, was deployed to garner students' feedbacks and reflections on this project. The data were subsequently analyzed to evaluate the students’ level of understanding as well as to identify difficulties faced by students while learning the subject matter. Findings revealed that the majority of students understand the topics from their reflections and feedback. Consequently, results indicated that all students achieve the required Course Learning Outcome (CLOs) in the final examination. Notably, the CLOs achievement and students’ feedback provided substantial evidence to suggest that game-based learning provides a fun and playful learning experience, which ultimately enhances the students' performance in higher education.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Game-based Learning, Built Environment, Construction Economics, Student’s Performance, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Built Environment
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 02:29
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 02:29

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