Impact of PBL on engineering students' motivation in the GCC region: Case study

Martin Jaeger, Desmond Adair

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In order to identify the impact of PBL on students' motivation to learn at an institution of higher education in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) was applied. The aim is to analyze, longitudinally, the changes of students' perception of the three psychological needs of the SDT (perceived autonomy support, competence, and relatedness to fellow learners) as well as the students' learning motivation, by comparing student perceptions after completing the first semester, with their perceptions after completing the third semester. Students' perceptions are measured using a 7-point Likert scale and descriptive and inferential statistics are applied, as is an analysis of correlations between the constructs of the framework. It is found that the learning motivation improved and students' perceived autonomy support increased significantly. Furthermore, correlations suggest that students derive their perceived competence more from learning facilitators as opposed to peers and that perceived competence has some positive impact on learning motivation. This study is part of an ongoing research effort related to novice project-based learners in the GCC region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538623992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2018
Event2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018 - Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 6 2018Apr 5 2018

Other

Other2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Period2/6/184/5/18

Keywords

  • GCC
  • Motivation
  • project-based learning
  • self-determination theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of PBL on engineering students' motivation in the GCC region: Case study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Jaeger, M., & Adair, D. (2018). Impact of PBL on engineering students' motivation in the GCC region: Case study. In 2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018 (pp. 1-7). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASET.2018.8376918