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Effectiveness of problem-based learning on low achievers' academic achievement in the ESL classroom


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Abu Bakar, Noor Idayu and Noordin, Nooreen (2016) Effectiveness of problem-based learning on low achievers' academic achievement in the ESL classroom. In: Graduate Research in Education (GREDuc) 2016 Seminar, 17 Dec. 2016, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (pp. 130-141).

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This paper proposes a study on the implementation of Problem-based learning (PBL), using Cooperative Problem-Based Learning model, to determine its effectiveness on academic achievement of the low-achieving English language learners at tertiary level in a technical institution in Malaysia. The study will primarily employ a quasi-experimental design with non-randomised (pre-test and post-test) control group. It will involve thirty-two students purposely selected from certificate programmes in the studied setting. Instruments which will be used in this study are a comprehensive achievement test, a retention test and a questionnaire. Besides that, an inclusion of qualitative data in the study from self-reports and field notes attempts to seek better understanding of the factors facilitating or impeding students’ learning during the implementation of PBL.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Problem-based learning; English as a second language; Low achievers; Academic achievement; Quasi-experimental study
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 00:43
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 00:43
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/60145
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