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Becoming socially responsible: the implementation of project-oriented problem-based learning

Alwi, Azlin and Hussin, Ruhaya (2018) Becoming socially responsible: the implementation of project-oriented problem-based learning. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 5 (2). pp. 103-112. E-ISSN 2148-3868

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Project-oriented problem-based learning (POPBL) is an alternative approach to innovative teaching and is widely implemented in the classroom. However, little information is gathered pertaining to its implementation in psychology-related subjects. The present study is guided by two objectives: 1) to examine students’ perception of this type of approach, and (2) to determine whether students’ perception improves after the implementation of POPBL. 103 participants aged between 18-24 years old (M = 21.91, SD = 2.14) participated in this study. A measure, named the Students’ Learning Experience Scale (SLES) was constructed to determine participants’ perception of their learning in five aspects: (1) acquired knowledge, (2) soft skills, (3) contribution and engagement, (4) sustainability; and (5) assessments. The results from the present study suggested that the POPBL was indeed highly acceptable and favored by all students. A paired t-test was also conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the approach on students’ scores on the SLES. The results show that there was a significant difference in the scores for students’ perception of the course before (M = 4.15, SD = .45) and after (M = 4.41, SD = .40); t(87) = (-4.05). p = .000. These findings were further discussed with respect to the current literature on teaching and learning approaches, and the significant implications in developing effective pedagogic strategies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6895/68962
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project oriented problem-based learning, Psychology, Teaching and learning.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr. Ruhaya Hussin
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 14:52
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68962

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