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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2016 Vol.6(9): 709-712 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.779

The Effect of Project-Based Learning on Learning Motivation and Problem-Solving Ability of Vocational High School Students

C. L. Chiang and H. Lee
Abstract—Due to pay too much attention to pencil-and-paper test, lacking of learning motivation and problem- solving ability are quite popular for the vocational high school students in Taiwan. This study developed a project-based curriculum for the vocational high school students majored in food and beverage, and examine the effect of the curriculum on students’ learning motivation and ability of problem solving by means of quasi-experimental method and qualitative analysis. The objects of this study are the students majored in food and beverage from two vocational high schools in Taiwan, divided into treatment group and control group. The treatment-group students are given project-based teaching method and control group students are given traditional teaching method during four week period of courses. Research questionnaires consist of learning motivation scale and problem-solving ability questions and answers. The questionnaires, “Learning motivation of vocational high school students” and “Problem-solving ability of vocational high school students”, were conducted to both treatment and control group students. The research results showed project-based learning not only could enhance vocational school students’ learning motivation, but facilitate their problem-solving ability. The contribution of the research is to the vocational education, especially to give the teachers a real exemplar of PBL.

Index Terms—Project-based learning, learning motivation, problem-solving ability.

C.-L. Chiang was with the National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, 97401 Taiwan (e-mail: clchiang@mail.ndhu.edu.tw).
H. Lee is with the National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, 97401 Taiwan (e-mail: leehuei@mail.ndhu.edu.tw).

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Cite: C. L. Chiang and H. Lee, "The Effect of Project-Based Learning on Learning Motivation and Problem-Solving Ability of Vocational High School Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 709-712, 2016.

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