Implementation of problem-based learning in geometry lessons

S N S H Ahamad, H-C Li, M Shahrill, R C I Prahmana

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Abstract

The aim of this study is twofold. Firstly, it aims to examine the effects of the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach on students’ performance in the learning of geometry. Secondly, it seeks to gain insights from the students regarding the implementation of PBL in geometry lessons. The participants were 22 students from one Year 10 class in a coeducational secondary school in Brunei Darussalam. A mixed method design was employed with data collected from the pre-, post- and retention tests, and interviews. The findings from this study revealed positive influences on students’ performance in learning geometry as gain and retention of knowledge was observed. Meanwhile, mixed responses from the interviews implied that in terms of 1) learning attitudes, students favoured the idea of independent learning but some critiqued that the process of PBL might be time-consuming; 2) learning difficulties, some students struggled in assimilating information leading to poor decision making;and 3) knowledge and skills, some students believed to have nurtured some skills such as communication and research skills.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume943
Issue number2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2017

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