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The effect of Problem Based Learning on students' intrinsic motivation in the polytechnic's electrical engineering course

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3 Author(s)
Masek, A. ; Fac. of Tech. Educ., Univ. Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Batu Pahat, Malaysia ; Yamin, S. ; Aris, R.

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of Problem Based Learning (PBL) on students' intrinsic motivation in the polytechnic's electrical engineering course. This study was conducted using a single group pre-test and post-test design. Treatment involved 22 students that attended the Electrical Technology Module during their first semester. Students were divided into four heterogeneous groups, in order to experience a special design of PBL procedures. A set of questionnaires was administered both before and after treatment. Data was analyzed using a paired t-test. Results suggest that PBL afforded a small contribution to students' intrinsic motivation.

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Humanities, Science and Engineering (CHUSER), 2011 IEEE Colloquium on

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5-6 Dec. 2011