The Effect of STEM Project Based Learning on Self-Efficacy Among High-School Physics Students

Journal of Turkish Science Education, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 94-108, 2020

15 Pages Posted: 7 May 2020

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Mohd Ali Samsudin

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies

Seyedh Mahboobeh Jamali

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies

Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Date Written: March 30, 2020

Abstract

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Project-Based Learning (PjBL) is increase effectiveness, create meaningful learning and influence student attitudes in future career pursuit. There are several studies in the literature reporting different aspects of STEM into a PjBL pedagogy. However, the effect of implementing STEM PjBL in terms of improving students’ skills in self-efficacy levels in physics mechanics at high school level has not been demonstrated as expected in the previous literature. This study followed a quasi-experimental research method. Bandura’s social cognitive theory is used to assess and compare the effect of STEM PjBL with conventional teaching method on students’ self-efficacy level in learning physics among over 100 high school students. The result illustrated that STEM PjBL improve students’ self-efficacy to solve physics problem. Also, the study proposes a guideline for future research.

Keywords: Project-Based Learning (PjBL), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Physics Education, Problem-Solving, Performance Evaluation, Bibliometrics

JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, Q31, Q32, P24, P42, P29, L17

Suggested Citation

Samsudin, Mohd Ali and Jamali, Seyedh Mahboobeh and Md Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ale Ebrahim, Nader, The Effect of STEM Project Based Learning on Self-Efficacy Among High-School Physics Students (March 30, 2020). Journal of Turkish Science Education, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 94-108, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3574024 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3574024

Mohd Ali Samsudin

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies ( email )

Penang, 11800
Malaysia

Seyedh Mahboobeh Jamali

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Educational Studies ( email )

Penang, 11800
Malaysia

Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ( email )

Jalan Sungai Dua
Minden, Penang 11800
Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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