Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2729 - 2733
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071221
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Improving Mechanical Engineering Students' Achievement in Calculus through Problem-based Learning


Nizaruddin *, Muhtarom , Muhammad Saifuddin Zuhri
Department of Mathematics Education, Universitas PGRI Semarang, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

This research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) approach to improve mechanical engineering students' learning achievements. As for the research sample, it consisted of 56 engineering students selected by cluster random sampling which were grouped into the experimental class and the control class. The instrument used is in the form of a description test which is used to measure students' learning achievements. T-test and N-Gain test were used to analyze research data, while students' mastery learning was presented in quantitative description. The results of this research concluded that PBL is effectively applied in the learning process for mechanical engineering students, because the learning achievements of students who get PBL learning are better than the learning achievements of students who get conventional learning. The majority of students complete their mastery learning and there is an increase in students' achievements of high categories.

KEYWORDS
Problem-based Learning, Conventional Learning, Learning Achievements

Cite this paper
Nizaruddin , Muhtarom , Muhammad Saifuddin Zuhri . "Improving Mechanical Engineering Students' Achievement in Calculus through Problem-based Learning." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.12 (2019) 2729 - 2733. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071221.