Experiential Learning via Intervention Programme in Teaching and Learning Human Rights Subject

Rohaida Nordin, Muhamad Sayuti bin Hassan @ Yahya, Rohimi Shapie, Faridah Jalil, Matthew Albert Witbrodt


The main objective of this paper is to critically evaluate the application and effectiveness of experiential learning approach in teaching International Law and Indigenous Peoples subject at the Faculty of Law, UKM through an Intervention Programme. The Intervention Programme was conducted to identify the problems and difficulties that the Temuans at Rancangan Penempatan Semula (RPS) Kampung Sungai Bilut, Raub, Pahang have encountered due to their relocation after their ancestral land was reclaimed by the government for the Kelau Dam project. Pursuant to the above objective, the article explains the theory of experiential learning (EL) that underpins this research. Secondly, the article analyses the application and the effectiveness of the experiential learning approach. The evaluation will be based on four main aspects namely lessons from the community throughout the programme, the form of intervention or knowledge the respondent transferred to the community, the effect of experiential learning and suggestions to improve the programme should a similar program be conducted in the future. To achieve the objective, a survey was administered onto 33 respondents who were the committee members of the Intervention Programme which comprised 23 undergraduate students and 10 postgraduate students. The article concludes that the experiential learning is an effective approach in teaching human rights subject.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s1p120

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