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Comparison of example-based learning and problem-based learning in engineering domain

Lai, Chee Sern and Mohd Salleh, Kahirol and Sulaiman , Nor Lisa and Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza and Md Yunos, Jailani (2015) Comparison of example-based learning and problem-based learning in engineering domain. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 3 (1). pp. 39-45. ISSN 23323213

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Abstract

The research was conducted to compare the impacts of problem-based learning (PBL) and example-based learning (EBL) on the learning performance in an engineering domain. The research was implemented by means of experimental design. Specifically, a two-group experiment with a pre- and post-test design was used in this research. A total of 37 students were randomly assigned to PBL and EBL groups. A pre- and post test were developed to measure learning performance. In addition, cognitive loads imposed by those learning strategies were gauged using NASA-TLX questionnaire. The results reveal that EBL is a more effective way to enhance learning performance and induces lower cognitive load during the process of learning and answering the test in comparison to PBL.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Example-based learning; problem-based learning; learning performance; cognitive load
Subjects: T Technology > T61-173 Technical education. Technical schools
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Engineering Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:36
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8728
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