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Journal of the Korean Chemical Society (JKCS)

ISSN 1017-2548(Print)
ISSN 2234-8530(Online)
Volume 54, Number 6
JKCSEZ 54(6)
December 20, 2010 

 
Title
The Effects of Problem-based Learning Applied to the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Classes

문제 중심 학습(PBL)을 적용한 ?무기화학실험?수업의 효과
Author
Youngeun Kim, Yejin Shin, Heojeong Yoon, Ae Ja Woo*

김영은, 신예진, 윤회정, 우애자*
Keywords
문제 중심 학습(problem-based learning), 자기 주도 학습 능력, 과학에 대한 태도 , PBL(Problem-based Learning), Self-directed learning ability, Attitude toward science
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of PBL (Problem-based Learning) strategy applied to the ?Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory? class. Especially, the changes in 'self-directed learning ability' and 'attitudes toward science' of undergraduate students were examined. In addition, perception on PBL problem and the PBL classes were investigated. The results of this study were as follows: First, after the course, 'self-directed learning ability' and 'attitude toward science' of students were significantly improved (p < .05). There were significant improvements in every sub-categories except 'self-confidence as a learner' for 'self directed learning ability' and every sub-categories except 'usefulness of science' for 'attitude toward science'. Second, the students expressed that PBL strategy provided opportunities to learn self-directively and responsibly, but the process of defining the problem was difficult. Finally on the survey toward PBL strategy, the students responded that PBL problems were authentic and helpful to learn problem solving ability. In conclusion, PBL laboratory course is effective for developing self-directed learning ability and positive attitude toward science.

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