UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTİONS OF THE PROBLEM-BASED LEARNİNG (PBL) ENVİRONMENT
ÜNİVERSİTE ÖĞRENCİLERİNİN PROBLEME DAYALI ÖĞRENME (PDÖ) ORTAMI HAKKINDAKİ GÖRÜŞLERİ

Author : Cemal TOSUN - Erdal ŞENOCAK
Number of pages : 1167-1184

Summary

The aim of this study was to explore undergraduate students’ perceptions about the Problem-Based Learning Environment (PBLE) through a reliable and valid scale. One group post-test design, which is a pre-experimental research design, was used in the study. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques were used as data collecting tools. The sample of the study was constituted from 70 freshmen who took General Chemistry/General Chemistry-II courses in two separate teacher education programs, which are the Class Teacher Education Program (CTEP) and the Science Teacher Education Program (STEP). The implementation took twenty class hours. While quantitative data were collected through a PBLE scale, qualitative data were collected through a questionnaire of determining students’ views about PBL practices. Quantitative data were analyzed by one sample t-test, and qualitative data were processed with descriptive analysis and presented in tables. As a result of assessing the sub-scales of the PBLE scale from the eyes of the students, it was found that the averages of all sub-scales except one, the problem quality, in CTEP and the averages of all sub-scales in the STEP were statistically significant. Also, it was understood that CTEP students were gladder with all other sub-scaless except one than the STEP students.

Keywords

Problem-based learning, chemistry education, problem-based learning environment, undergraduate stude

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