Event Title

Perceptions of Project Based Learning on Promoting 21st Century Skills and Learning Motivation in the Course of English as a Professional Language at UBT(University for Business and Technology)

Session

Language and Culture

Description

Students’ learning style has undergone drastic changes throughout decades due to different factors such as globalization and advanced digital technology. Similarly, teachers’ teaching style needs to be addressed continuously in order to contribute to a successful process of teaching-learning in general. Therefore, the skills that students should acquire from schools are not limited merely to the subject knowledge. They need to be equipped with the so-called 21st century skills. To address such need and to demonstrate how successful the suggested approach may be, a study was conducted with a group of first year students, in the course of English as a Professional Language at UBT. The research aimed to examine students’ motivation in learning English through PBL and their perceptions on the impact of PBL in acquiring 21st century skills, namely collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills.

Findings suggest that PBL is perceived as an effective way of acquiring such skills as learning English and enhancing 21st century skills. This calls for action and suggests that such method may become a practice in the English language course.

Keywords:

Project Based Learning, learning style, teaching style, English as a Professional Language, 21st century skills.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.361

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Perceptions of Project Based Learning on Promoting 21st Century Skills and Learning Motivation in the Course of English as a Professional Language at UBT(University for Business and Technology)

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Students’ learning style has undergone drastic changes throughout decades due to different factors such as globalization and advanced digital technology. Similarly, teachers’ teaching style needs to be addressed continuously in order to contribute to a successful process of teaching-learning in general. Therefore, the skills that students should acquire from schools are not limited merely to the subject knowledge. They need to be equipped with the so-called 21st century skills. To address such need and to demonstrate how successful the suggested approach may be, a study was conducted with a group of first year students, in the course of English as a Professional Language at UBT. The research aimed to examine students’ motivation in learning English through PBL and their perceptions on the impact of PBL in acquiring 21st century skills, namely collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills.

Findings suggest that PBL is perceived as an effective way of acquiring such skills as learning English and enhancing 21st century skills. This calls for action and suggests that such method may become a practice in the English language course.