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Solutions on students’ dissatisfaction towards PBL implementation in engineering education

Mohd Faiz, Nur Sofurah and Mamat, Norsuhaila and Mohamed, Maziana and Burhannuddin, Mohd Faiz Solutions on students’ dissatisfaction towards PBL implementation in engineering education. In: FEIIC Symposium on Engineering and Technology, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 15-16 December 2008.


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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. It is undeniable that PBL gives remarkable advantages to those who implemented the approach, especially when the outcomes covered both hard skills and soft skills. In spite of the benefits of PBL, recent study revealed that 108 UTHM technical and vocational education final year matriculation intake students that have been the respondents show dissatisfaction towards the implementation of PBL in their learning process. This paper will discuss the possible causes of the problems and will highlight alternative solutions to overcome the major dissatisfaction that occurred.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: technical and vocational education, PBL, dissatisfaction, alternative solutions
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 06:49
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/259
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