Problem Based Learning Approach

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Data collected from both lesson using traditional approach and lesson using problem based learning approach will be discussed in this chapter. This chapter will be divided into 2 main parts. The first part will involve an analysis and discussion of the first research question with some parts of the highlighted findings to help in answering the first question. In the second part will also involve an analysis and discussion of the second research question with some highlighted findings that will help the researcher to answer the second research question.
First Research Question
The first research question that the researcher needs to answer is “How far can Problem Based Learning engage the student in the ICT class compare to traditional teaching
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Most of them find the activities conducted in the lesson were fun, exciting and challenging as most of them prefer to work collaboratively with other students. In one of the question, most students mentioned it was the activity of the lesson which makes them excited to learn and participate in the lesson. They also mentioned they like to research new knowledge and share it amongst their friends. This supports the reflected observation that Students are motivated in this lesson.
With both results from participation observation and interviews in both teaching approach, the results reflects each other and shows that Problem based learning approach are able to motivate the students towards learning ICT in class. The analysis from the results shows the way Problem Based Learning approach motivate the students in class are by relating the problem scenario of the lesson with their life experiences and knowledge, the group discussions and self- research which allow them to work independently with others with less being spoon-fed by the teacher (Bereiter and Scardamalia ,
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This is due to its many advantages and learning benefits it offers. Problem Based learning is said to be one of the types of active learning that can enhance student’s motivation and engagement. In this study, the use of Problem Based learning was employed to upper secondary ICT students. It was found that the students have been more engaged and motivated towards learning. In addition, the students do not show any resentment towards PBL learning. This implies that the students prefer PBL approach compare to traditional teaching strategy. However, there were few concern and doubts in the study such as the different experiences and backgrounds of students. Therefore more researches on PBL learning need to be conducted to further research.
Nevertheless, this research was considered to be useful and fruitful for the researcher as the researcher is a pre-service teacher. There were many benefits that the teacher gains especially from the experience of various teaching approaches. The teacher has also learnt research techniques and skills that enable the teacher to conduct more future researches and reflection practices that are needed towards self-improvements. This research has provided an insight towards PBL learning theory and its applications which can be used as a stepping stone of others who are interested to conduct similar research in the

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