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ERIC Number: EJ952417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Empowering Students through Project-Based Learning: Perceptions of Instructors and Students in Vocational Education Institutes in Thailand
Tongsakul, Anuvat; Jitgarun, Kalayanee; Chaokumnerd, Weerachai
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v8 n12 p19-34 Dec 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify and compare instructors' and students' perceptions of factors that contribute to the effective use of Project-Based Learning (PBL) in Thailand. The sample for the study consisted of 247 electrical technology instructors from Thai vocational education institutes and 161 students who were electrical power graduates from these institutes. The data was analyzed using factor analysis and structural equation modeling with LISREL[TM]. The results of the study indicated that both instructors and students agreed on the importance of two factors: Motivation to Learn and use of the Scientific Process. Students were significantly more likely to value Sharing Ideas and Thinking Skills. The role of instructors and students in the PBL classroom is discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand