The Effect of Project Based Learning to Enhance Problem Solving Ability in Distance Learning Media Subject of Student Teachers

Abstract

The research aimed to study the effect of the project based learning which focused on enhancing problem solving ability of the student teachers who are currently enrolled in 'Distance learning media' subject in 2016 academic year of Thepsatri Rajabhat University through instructional media service activities by using project based learning for enhancing problem solving ability record sheet. The sample for this studying were 40 student teachers in Social education major. The procedures of the research were as follows; phase I: field study investigating the problem information about instruction media in local school; phase II: planning and designing their own project; Phase III: development regarding the instructional media as well as its implementation; Phase IV: writing the project report; Phase V: presenting the project; Phase VI: evaluating of instructional media project. The data were analyzed by using percentage, mean and standard deviation. The results showed that the average of overall problem solving ability of the sampling student teachers before beginning the project was at a medium level (the average of overall was 2.51), however after using the project based learning, it was found that the problem solving ability of student teachers was higher at a high level (the average of overall was 3.09). As analyzing the point range, 37.50 percent of all students (15 students) were at the highest level, 50 percent of all students (20 students) were at a high level (point range 2.50-3.29), and 12.50 percent of all students (5 students) were at a medium level.



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Poggade Chanayotha, Thepsatri Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2017
Stream: Higher education

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