Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation 2016

Problem-Based Learning: Enhancing Writing Ability in Thai EFL Students

Watthanapatkitti, Arunwish

Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand


The purposes of this research are to examine how problem-based learning affected to narrative writing ability and to investigate the progression of students' narrative writing ability after using problem-based learning. In this study, a semi-experimental design with time series single group was used. The participants, 22 students were selected by purposive sampling. The instruments used were pre-post-test, lesson plans were based on problem-based learning, narrative writing tests, and rubrics towards problem-based learning. The data was statistically analysed by mean scores, standard deviation and Repeated Measures ANOVA. At the end of the study, it revealed that; students’ narrative writing ability was significantly improved at the .01 level after using problem-based learning and the progression of students’ narrative writing ability towards the Problem-Based Learning was significantly improved at the .01 level


narrative writing, problem-based learning, writing ability, PBL

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