Proceedings of the 2020 6th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2020)

Action Research for Using Problem Based Learning in Adult Education

Authors
Hung-Chi Hsu, Hui-Lin Hsu
Corresponding Author
Hui-Lin Hsu
Available Online 16 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.094How to use a DOI?
Keywords
problem-based learning, action research, adult education, financial management class
Abstract
The study is a case study based on action research, under the process of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), to explore if it is able to promote learners’ self-learning, problem-solving, and capacity of specialty, meanwhile, to exam how much, through rethinking process of action research, teachers able to improve their teaching methods when obtaining feedback from the learners. The participants are adult students who major in financial management and enroll in continue education in a University. Two kinds of questionnaires are mainly used to collect data. The first one is to assess the participants’ learning effectiveness (compulsory subjects). The other is to survey students’ satisfaction when teachers using PBL as teaching method. The study found that PBL is used as the medium of instruction during the courses. The students act in the beginning as passive listeners but gradually turn to be active problem solvers. Besides, their learning results show remarkable progress in three dimensions of financial professional fields. Namely, students get obvious effectiveness and promote their professional capacity. In addition, students’ learning effectiveness will encourage teachers to improve their teaching materials and skills. Furthermore, the teachers will respond to course design and implement them with teaching experiences in the future.
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PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/12/16
TI  - Action Research for Using Problem Based Learning in Adult Education
BT  - Proceedings of the 2020 6th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2020)
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