Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Designing Problem Based Learning for Teachers in Malaysia: A Study of the Nine-Step Problem Design Process
by Jamiat, Nurullizam, Ph.D., The Florida State University, 2018, 118; 10685790
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of the nine-step problem design process (Hung, 2009) to design a problem based learning course. I applied a descriptive case study approach to conduct design and development research (Richey & Klein, 2007). The study was conducted in the Malaysian teacher education setting. In this study, I served both as the researcher and instructional designer of the course. The instructor also involved as co-designer. The student participants were 25 preservice teachers enrolled in a video production course. Various data sources were collected such as a designer log, extant data, surveys, and interviews. The findings indicated that the nine-step problem design process was somewhat suitable in the context of this study due to conditions such as decision-making power, existing materials, lack of knowledge, unclear information of the steps, and time. Therefore, it is recommended that designers have client buy-in when deciding which design model or processes to follow and have some content expertise and experience designing problem based learning. It is also important to have subject matter expert involvement when using the steps to design problem based learning. In regards of participants’ perceptions, the instructor had positive views toward problem based learning and indicated her intention to use it again in the future. However, the instructor felt that designing problem based learning was a challenging and time-consuming task. Overall, the students found problem based learning to be interesting but challenging in terms of completing the video competition and reflection tasks. For future research, performance data such as students’ achievement and problem-solving skills should be collected to inform the effectiveness of the problems developed by using the nine-step problem design process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Klein, James
Commitee: Adams, Jonathan, Dennen, Vanessa, Jeong, Allan
School: The Florida State University
Department: Educational Psychology & Learning Systems
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 80/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Southeast Asian studies, Instructional Design, Teacher education
Keywords: 3C3R, Design and development research, Nine-step problem design process, Problem based learning
Publication Number: 10685790
ISBN: 9780438305359
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