Assessing Students’ Understanding of Union Recognition and Collective Bargaining Procedures using Problem-Based Learning
Procedures in this context refer to a series of steps provided by the legislation. For the Industrial Relations subject, Union Recognition and Collective Bargaining Procedures are the required procedures for students to learn and understand. Based on past practices, students’ understanding regarding the procedures was assessed by way of comprehension or structure types of questions during class as well as on the final examination. However, during the Pandemic COVID-19, whereby virtual learning was implemented, students’ understanding regarding the procedures was assessed by way of Problem-Based Learning. The lecturer will give problematic questions regarding the topic concerned and instruct the students to discuss the questions in small groups in class. During the discussions, the lecturer will act as a facilitator rather than a direct source of information. At the end of the semester, the lecturer will use problematic questions/case studies instead of comprehension or structured questions. This project aims to identify the relevant method of assessment regarding legal procedures in virtual learning, to compare students’ understanding between conventional and problem-based learning methods, and to enhance students' understanding as well as performance.