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ERIC Number: EJ1053947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Comparison of Example-Based Learning and Problem-Based Learning in Engineering Domain
Sern, Lai Chee; Salleh, Kahirol Mohd; Sulaiman, Nor lisa; Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza; Yunos, Jailani Md
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n1 p39-45 2015
The research was conducted to compare the impacts of problem-based learning (PBL) and example-based learning (EBL) on the learning performance in an engineering domain. The research was implemented by means of experimental design. Specifically, a two-group experiment with a pre- and post-test design was used in this research. A total of 37 students were randomly assigned to PBL and EBL groups. A pre- and post test were developed to measure learning performance. In addition, cognitive loads imposed by those learning strategies were gauged using NASA-TLX questionnaire. The results reveal that EBL is a more effective way to enhance learning performance and induces lower cognitive load during the process of learning and answering the test in comparison to PBL.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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