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Problem-based learning in the teaching and learning of the Malaysian nationhood course at Universiti Utara Malaysia


Haniffa, Mohamed Ali and Rathakrishnan, Mohan and Omar, Salmah and Ismail, Nor Hanani (2019) Problem-based learning in the teaching and learning of the Malaysian nationhood course at Universiti Utara Malaysia. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling, 4 (32). pp. 351-366. ISSN 0128164X

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Abstract

This study discusses the implementation of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in teaching and learning Malaysian Nationhood course at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). This course is a core course and should be taken as a prerequisite in the process of graduation. However, the significant challenge faced by instructors of the course is the course itself which is tedious and uninteresting. The number of students in classrooms and traditional teaching approach caused students to feel bored and uninterested. PBL is a Student Centered Learning (SCL) based model and it is able to produce a conducive learning environment. Aware of the constraints facing in delivering this course, PBL model is applied to increase students’ interests and enhance the level of students’ achievement for this course. This study is a simple descriptive analytical approach using information gathering through observation, SCL-focused activities and focus group discussion. The study found that the method of SCL is able to increase the interest and level of achievement of the students in the Malaysian Nationhood course at UUM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problem Based Learning, Core Courses, Traditional, Focus Group Discussion
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Language, Civilisation and Philosophy
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 06:42
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 06:42
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26634

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