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ERIC Number: EJ1055504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Meaningful Learning in the Teaching of Culture: The Project Based Learning Approach
Kean, Ang Chooi; Kwe, Ngu Moi
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v2 n2 p189-197 Apr 2014
This paper reports on a collaborative effort taken by a team of three teacher educators in using the Project Based Learning (PBL) approach in the teaching of Japanese culture with the aim to investigate the presence of actual "meaningful learning" among 15 students of a 12-Week Preparatory Japanese Language course under a teacher training programme. The instrument used in the study was a blog created for the project and the data collected was a compilation of students' reflection reports and messages about their learning experience uploaded onto the blog. The qualitative data was analysed using an adapted version of Jonassen's 1999 rubric on meaningful learning attributes. Findings from this study showed a significant presence of meaningful learning attributes, namely constructive and authentic learning. This paper reaffirms project-based instruction as a viable and flexible alternative to traditional intensive coursework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia