Proceedings of the 10th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2021, 14-15 August 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Exploring the Potentials of Problem-based Learning in Online English Addition Language (EAL) Course for University Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-8-2021.2317634,
        author={Kurniawan Yudhi Nugroho and Mursid  Saleh and Januarius  Mujiyanto and Zulfa  Sakhiyya and Choiril  Anwar},
        title={Exploring the Potentials of Problem-based Learning in Online English Addition Language (EAL) Course for University Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 10th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2021, 14-15 August 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ELTLT},
        year={2022},
        month={6},
        keywords={problem-based learning english as a foreign language online course},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-8-2021.2317634}
    }
    
  • Kurniawan Yudhi Nugroho
    Mursid Saleh
    Januarius Mujiyanto
    Zulfa Sakhiyya
    Choiril Anwar
    Year: 2022
    Exploring the Potentials of Problem-based Learning in Online English Addition Language (EAL) Course for University Students
    ELTLT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-8-2021.2317634
Kurniawan Yudhi Nugroho1,*, Mursid Saleh2, Januarius Mujiyanto2, Zulfa Sakhiyya2, Choiril Anwar1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Semarang, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung
  • 2: Universitas Negeri Semarang
*Contact email: kurniawan@unissula.ac.id

Abstract

Although it is warmly debated upon its effectiveness, problem-based learning has been broadly adopted as a teaching approach for a higher education. In EAL teaching, there has been a little attempt to incorporate problem-based learning approach in the curriculum. As of wide ranges of earlier studies show the benefit of problem-based learning for offline learning, this paper aims at discussing the potential contribution of problem-based learning for the online EAL course, and proposes a concept to guide implementation of the online PBL in the classroom to create a meaningfully and experientially active learning for EAL learners. Despite of its weaknesses, this paper shows problem-based learning has the potentials not only help learners develop their language skills, broaden their knowledge, improve their effective problem-solving ability, and boost their effective collaboration skills, but also help them develop their intrinsic motivation leading to lifelong learning.