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Problem-based learning (PBL) in sociolinguistics as a way of encouraging active learning

Engku Ibrahim, Engku Haliza (2018) Problem-based learning (PBL) in sociolinguistics as a way of encouraging active learning. In: 2017 Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology, MUCET 2017, 6th-7th December 2017, Penang.

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The major concern of this paper is to advocate the integration of PBL strategies in classroom instruction as a way of promoting active learning. It is undoubted that the benefits of problem-based learning (PBL) are numerous. In the sciences, PBL has been well integrated in the curriculum. This research reports of an experience of integrating problembased learning in an introductory Sociolinguistics course for 60 undergraduates of a Bachelors of English programme through a semester that ran for 14 weeks. A focused group interview and questionnaire were used to find out the perceptions of the students undergoing the hybrid PBL course. The findings of this study reveal that students generally enjoyed the PBL approach and found that they had little choice but to become active learners. Some challenges faced by the learners were also highlighted. These findings have implications for the integration of PBL in the field of social sciences

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 1357/65814
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problem-based Learning (PBL); Sociolinguistics; Active learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Datin Dr. Engku Haliza Engku Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2018 10:12
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 10:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65814

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