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The effect of problem based learning on students’ knowledge acquisition, critical thinking ability, and intrinsic motivation in the polytechnic’s electrical engineering course

Masek , Alias and Yamin, Sulaiman The effect of problem based learning on students’ knowledge acquisition, critical thinking ability, and intrinsic motivation in the polytechnic’s electrical engineering course. In: Seminar Pasca Ijazah dalam Pendidikan 2011, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to propose Problem Based Learning (PBL) instructional procedures and to examine its effect on students’ knowledge acquisitions, critical thinking ability, and intrinsic motivation. This study was conducted using an experimental research, pre-test and post-test with control group design. Samples involved two groups of students that attended the Electrical Technology Module during their first semester in the polytechnic’s Diploma Electrical Engineering course. The treatment used a special design of PBL procedures in the experimental group and the traditional learning approaches was exclusively for the control group. The data collection used three instruments namely Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) for achievement test, The Cornell Critical Thinking Test Specimen (CCTTS) set, and Intrinsic Motivation Questionnaire (IMQ). Currently, the pre-data collection phase has just been completed. The treatment has been ongoing. However, the two weeks of preliminary implementation indicated positive results in some aspects of students’ learning domain

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: M.Iqbal Zainal A
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2013 07:54
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2013 07:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3330
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