Problem-based learning in physics education: a study on engineering students.

Ali, Ahmad Hadi and Rubani, Siti Nur Kamariah (2008) Problem-based learning in physics education: a study on engineering students. In: National Seminar on Engineering and technopreneurship, 23 - 24 October 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational method which students act as an active learners guided by facilitator. They learn through problem solving in small groups and reflecting on their experiences. This study aims to examine engineering students’ perceptions on PBL physics in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, UTHM. The study was conducted on 145 engineering students taking Physics 2 subject in second semester session 2007/2008. They were divided into small groups consisting 5 members in each groups. Data was collected via students’ self-reflection on written questionnaire at the end of PBL session. The findings reveal that students’ obtains excellent experiences and benefits from PBL physics. It also appears that at the end of PBL session students’ were successfully generates soft-skills such as self-directed learning, teamwork, leadership and good presentation skills.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Problem-based learning, engineering, active learners, soft-skills.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Science Computer and Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
ID Code:2267
Deposited By:Mrs Hasliza Hamdan
Deposited On:23 Apr 2012 09:09
Last Modified:23 Apr 2012 09:09

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