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Problem-Based Learning: An Efficacious Way To Create A Beautiful And Pleasant Global Environment


  • Kanrawee Busayanon

    (Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University)

  • Kittisak Laksana

    (Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University)

  • Alongkorn Ausawasowan

    (Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University)

  • Yasa Mahamarn

    (Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University)


This study aims to investigate the extent to which problem-based instruction can enhance pre-service Social Studies teachers? academic achievement and environmental problem-solving skills. A single group design experiment was conducted with 36 pre-service Social Studies teachers selected using the simple random sampling method. The research instruments employed in the study were: 1) five problem-based lesson plans, 2) a subjective test, and 3) a rubric to assess environmental problem-solving skills. Data obtained from a pre-test and a post-test were analyzed via a paired sample t-test. The findings reveal that after participating in the study, the pre-service Social Studies teachers? overall academic achievement and environmental problem-solving skills scores improved significantly, at a significance level of .05 with a large effect size of 2.843 and 6.500 respectively.

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  • Kanrawee Busayanon & Kittisak Laksana & Alongkorn Ausawasowan & Yasa Mahamarn, 2019. "Problem-Based Learning: An Efficacious Way To Create A Beautiful And Pleasant Global Environment," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 9412081, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:iacpro:9412081

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    Academic achievement; environmental problem-solving skills; pre-service teacher; problem-based instruction;
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    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other

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