A Survey of Student Perceptions of Team-Based Learning: Assessment of Pakistan and UK Students

Elixir Mgmt. Arts 50 (2012) 10475-10479

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Raja Ahmed Jamil

University of Haripur

Mehwish Iftikhar

Independent

Sadia Arif

Independent

Gul Bahar

Comsats University Islamabad

Sadia Bibi

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Attock

Imran Qureshi

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbotabad

Khalid Zaman

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

Date Written: September 15, 2012

Abstract

Team-based learning (TBL) is an effective way of incorporating interactive small group peer teaching and enthusiasm for learning. The objective of this study is to evaluated student perceptions of team based learning by using a survey that elicited perceptions of different modes of learning between UK and Pakistani students. Overall 733 students were selected on the basis of quota sampling between two countries. Student preferences of teamwork were measured with 15 items scale. These were self administered questionnaire asking for responses on a five point Likert scale. Structural equation model (SEM) was applied on the obtained data set to find the difference between the preferences of English and Pakistani students regarding teamwork. Both groups had a common definition of teams and agreed on the value of teams with regard to satisfaction and productivity. The result shows that there exists difference in student preferences of teamwork. Students of both the cultures show positive response that teams are effective way to learn the management courses and increase their productivity and working in a team improve their ability to learn new things. However, Pakistani students showed more preference for teamwork as compared to UK students. Their attitudes diverged, however, with regard to the presence of slackers on the team. Possible reasons for the similarities and divergence are discussed.

Keywords: Teamwork, Satisfaction, Student, Performance, Slacker, Culture, UK, Pakistan

JEL Classification: L22, L23

Suggested Citation

Jamil, Raja Ahmed and Iftikhar, Mehwish and Arif, Sadia and Bahar, Gul and Bibi, Sadia and Qureshi, Muhammad and Zaman, Khalid, A Survey of Student Perceptions of Team-Based Learning: Assessment of Pakistan and UK Students (September 15, 2012). Elixir Mgmt. Arts 50 (2012) 10475-10479, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2587578

Raja Ahmed Jamil (Contact Author)

University of Haripur ( email )

University of Haripur
Swat Chowk, Hattar Road, Haripur
Haripur, PA KPK 22620
Pakistan

Mehwish Iftikhar

Independent

Sadia Arif

Independent

Gul Bahar

Comsats University Islamabad ( email )

Park Road
Chak Shahzad
Islamabad, North-West Frontier Province 44000
Pakistan

Sadia Bibi

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Attock ( email )

Mailsi Road
Off Multan Road
Vehari, Punjab
Pakistan

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Muhammad Qureshi

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbotabad ( email )

University Road
Tobe Camp
Abbotabad, Khyber Pakhtun Khawa 22060
Pakistan

Khalid Zaman

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) ( email )

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University Road Abbottabad
Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province 22060
Pakistan
0334-8982744 (Phone)

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