Utilizing Problem Based Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education: Experiences of Prospective Teachers in Pakistan
Ms. Fouzia Ajmal, Professor Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani, Professor Dr. Samina Malik

The quintessence of learning will be figuring out how to learn and think with a specific goal to meet the demands of the 21st century. Specifically, learners ought to be prepared to work in various situations with numerous unpredictable requirements. The present experimental study depicts the experiences of prospective teachers while studying a course through Problem Based Learning. The study was conducted by using a quasiexperimental design. The lecture-cum-discussion method was followed in the control group, whereas the lessons in the treatment group were implemented according to the 7-steps of Problem-Based Learning. A purposive sample of two groups (control and experimental group) of female prospective teachers studying the course of Educational Research enrolled in Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad was taken for the study. The experimental group (N=30) described their experiences of learning the course through PBL in interviews. The analysis was done through coding the responses and making themes.

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