Action Research for Using Problem Based Learning in Adult Education
Hung-Chi Hsu, Hui-Lin Hsu
Available Online 16 December 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.094How to use a DOI?
- problem-based learning, action research, adult education, financial management class
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Hung-Chi Hsu AU - Hui-Lin Hsu 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) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 495 EP - 499 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.094 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.094 ID - Hsu2020 ER -