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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 Perceptions and acceptance towards PBL approach: a case study on technical & vocational Students. In: Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, 17-19 July 2008, Paris, France.


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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. 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: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 06:50
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/261
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