Title

Building Engineering Awareness: Problem Based Learning Approach for STEM Integration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-29-2020

Publication Title

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning

Volume

14

Issue

1

First page number:

1

Last page number:

15

Abstract

Educators in the twenty-first century need to think of innovative ways to engage and prepare students for current and future challenges while cultivating an interest among students in STEM disciplines. This study sought to investigate the impact of problem-based learning on students’ content knowledge and critical thinking towards STEM. This study employed a quasi-experimental repeated measure design. Instruments such as STEM content assessments and a standardized critical thinking test were employed for data collection. Analysis was conducted using a mixed repeated measure between-within subject analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results revealed a significant difference (p <. 05) between problem-based learning and traditional learning groups in regard to their content knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Keywords

Problem-Based Learning; STEM Education; Engineering Education; Science Education

Disciplines

Education | Special Education and Teaching

Language

English

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