Intervention Programme: The Implementation of Buddy System Programme amongst Civil Engineering Students

  • Azyan Zafyrah Mohd Zahid UiTM Cawangan Johor
  • Nadia Zalikha Saifullizam
  • Wan Syarizawani Wan Chik
  • Noorashiekin Khalid
  • Siti Farahin Kamaruddin
  • Mazni Mat Zin

Abstract

The buddy system is described as a peer-to-peer or group that meets collaboration and is willing to assist and monitor each other. Due to the constant high failure rate attained by the students in one of the fundamental engineering courses; Fluid Mechanicsevery semester, the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pasir Gudang Campus has continuously made extensive series of initiative by introducing various means, including the introduction of Buddy System Programme in order to cater this problem. The purpose of this research is to analyse and compare the performance of a group of diploma students before and after the implementation of Buddy System Programme for two semesters (Sept 2017 - Jan 2018 and Mar 2019 – Jul 2019).The findings revealed that the percentage of failure rate for semester Sept 2017 – Jan 2018 dropped from 26.03% to 16.21% when the student-centred approach was implemented. Meanwhile, for semester Mar 2019 – Jul 2019 which teacher-centred approach was used, the percentage of failure rate shows only a slight decrease with 0.47% from the previous semester without the implementation of the Buddy System programme. The results conveyed to initiation in teaching method to motivate students towards independent learning culture and keeping averagely performance students occupied for the whole semesters by interacting continuously with the mentors.

Published
2021-09-28
How to Cite
MOHD ZAHID, Azyan Zafyrah et al. Intervention Programme: The Implementation of Buddy System Programme amongst Civil Engineering Students. INSIGHT Journal, [S.l.], sep. 2021. ISSN 2600-8564. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/insightjournal/article/view/14009>. Date accessed: 30 nov. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/doi.org/10.24191/ij.v8i2.81.
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