Perceptions and acceptance towards PBL approach: a case study on technical & vocational students

Mohd Faiz, Nur Sofurah and Mamat, Norsuhaila and Mohamed, Maziana and Sulong, Muhammad Suhaimi and Burhannuddin, Mohd Faiz (2008) Perceptions and acceptance towards PBL approach: a case study on technical & vocational students. In: Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society 2008, 17 - 19 July 2008, Novotel Hotel Tour Eiffel, Paris.



Problem-based learning (PBL) is widely regarded as a successful and innovative learning method in technical and vocational education. The main reason of the implementation of PBL in Faculty of Technical Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) is to enhance self-directed learning among students. The purpose of this study is to find out students perceptions and acceptance towards PBL implementation. As many as 108 technical and vocational education final year matriculation intake students were randomly selected as the respondents of this study. This research uses the quantitative approach and the instrument used was questionnaires. The data was analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS) version 15.0. Study revealed that students’ perceptions and acceptance on PBL were at high and moderate level respectively. Study also pointed self time-management as a major problem among students which affect their acceptance towards PBL. As a conclusion, the implementation should be developed and raised among these students especially to enhance their acceptance towards PBL learning.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Technical and Vocational Education; PBL; perceptions; acceptance; self; time-management
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions:Faculty of Technical Education > Department of Professional Education
ID Code:2227
Deposited By:M.Iqbal Zainal A
Deposited On:01 Feb 2012 16:57
Last Modified:01 Feb 2012 16:57

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