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“The Passing Game”: Enhancing Students’ Understanding, Student Engagement and Student Involvement

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Who doesn’t like to play games in the classroom? Games are not only interactively and socially fun; they are also great learning tools that could bind the students’ engagement. Most traditional engagement measures were focused on quantitative elements which include class attendance and absenteeism, test results and graduation rates. Students and classroom learning engagements such as interest on the subject, task and the enjoyment in learning were mostly left out. In fact, research literature mostly highlights the student engagement and disengagement issues occurred in the high school. However, the usage of classroom games in higher leaning institutions are increasing in the recent years. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to (i) explore the effectiveness of using “The Passing Game” in enhancing the learning environment and students’ understanding of the subject and (ii) explore the element of student engagement and involvement improvement using “The Passing Game.” This study had gathered preliminary qualitative data from students from the Centre for Management and Administrative studies (Faculty of Business and Administration) which consist of 62 students from Bachelor of Business Administration (hons) Human Resource Management. The findings of this study highlighted the effectiveness of using “The Passing Game” in enhancing students’ understanding of the course and highlight the element of student engagement and involvement improvement using “The Passing Game.” Although this is a preliminary study, but it makes a significant contributions towards assessing the improvement of quality teaching and classroom engagement and involvement among students and lecturers that will help not only in terms of teaching improvement among lecturers but also in developing confident students, enhancing their learning abilities and to become lifelong learners towards this change.
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Keywords: Classroom Engagement; Classroom Game-Based Learning; Classroom Involvement; Engagement; Students’

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Publication date: July 1, 2018

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