Congratulations to SHARPS FSSH staff who have participated in the NALI 2019 Competition on 18th Sept 2019, at FABU Hall. One participation in the case study in teaching category with the title ‘A Case Study Teaching on Needs Analysis in Human Resource Development’ has won a Silver medal. In addition, a Bronze medal was also awarded to FSSH staff based on their participation in the academic service learning category with the project entitled ‘We Hope We Dream Camp 2019’.

1-Silver Medal: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roziana Shaari, Dr. Azlineer Sarip (SHARPS), Dr. Mohamad Abdillah Royo (SOE), & Zul ‘Idham Md Noh (IOI Loders Croaklaan Oils Sdn Bhd).

Abstract

This case is conducted in the field of human resource development and the context is in Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia. This case on needs assessment presents an opportunity for first year undergraduate students to try their hands on assessing organization’s needs for training and non-training intervention. This case is also suitable for HR trainers to use in their training session. It provides critical information on the organization’s internal and external environment and highlights issues that require immediate attention. This case study has a possibility to be commercialized based on its outcome – the case and the teaching guide that can be used as a reference by teaching instructors or trainers.

2-Bronze Medal: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shaari, Dr. Azlineer Sarip, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aisyah Panatik, Dr. Nor Akmar Nordin, Nor Zafir Md Salleh (AHIBS), & Pn. Nur Aiysah Md Nor (JAKOA staff and also a Bsc. Psychology with HRD student).

Abstract

This project is named “We Hope We Dream Camp 2019” and was carried out at the Convention Hall, TO8 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on 9th April 2019. This project is part of the learning outcome from SHAR 1093 – Needs Analysis in Human Resource Development (HRD) course. Other than  developing industrial or organizational context, HRD also relates to developing the community or society. Based on the collaboration with Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli Malaysia (JAKOA), several issues were identified such as educational attainment among Orang Asli pupils and lack of engagement in learning and education. The recommendations were delivered in the forms of talk, workshop and games. This project develops students’ skills in analytical thinking, professional and social as they need to be involved in various processes such as problem diagnosis, program design, contact arrangement and event management. In this project, participants were from two schools namely Sekolah Kebangsaan Pontian Besar (SKPB) and Sekolah Tengku Mahmood Iskandar 2, Pontian (STMI 2). About 38 Orang Asli pupils were identified and invited to join the program. This project has a possibility to be commercialized based on its outcome – training game and workshop module that can be used by teaching instructor or trainers.

It is an interesting experience for us as lecturers to showcase our projects on learning innovation in higher education.