Effect of using Problem-Based Learning on the Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary School Students

International Journal of Asian Education

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Title Effect of using Problem-Based Learning on the Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary School Students
Creator Dorji, Tshewang
Subject Problem-based learning
teaching strategy
experimental group
the control group
Description The quasi-experimental study examines the effect of the Problem-based Learning (PBL) teaching strategy on one higher secondary school student's academic achievement under Thimphu Thromde, Bhutan. The student participants were selected through non-probability convenient sampling techniques. All students of XI Arts (N=30) and XI Commerce (N=38) participated in the study. Class XI Arts students were used as a controlled group and XI Commerce students as an experimental group. The experimental group was taught using PBL, and the control group was taught using the traditional lecture method. The pre-test data were collected through class test 1, and post-test data were collected through class test 2 and 5 points Likert scale survey questionnaire. The results revealed that the experimental group scored higher marks in the class test than the control group. The mean score of the pre-test of the XI Arts and XI Commerce (both controlled group) were 40.75 and 38.81 initially. The mean score of the experiment group's post-test showed 44.73, while the controlled group managed only 43.00. Further, the experimental group had a favorable opinion on the effectiveness of the PBL strategy. The study recommends the implementation of the PBL teaching strategy despite PBL being time-consuming and resource-intensive.
Publisher Research and Education Development (READ) Institute
Date 2021-05-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://ijae.journal-asia.education/index.php/data/article/view/120
Source International Journal of Asian Education; Vol. 2 No. 2 (2021): IJAE Vol. 02, No. 2, June 2021; 235-243
Language eng
Relation https://ijae.journal-asia.education/index.php/data/article/view/120/100
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Tshewang Dorji

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