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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh The Impacts of project-based learning (PBL) on the Academic Performance of Non-English-Major Students at level B1

In the 21st century, modern language learning and teaching aims at developing learners' 4Cs namely Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity and Collaboration to get well-prepared for more complex life and working environments. According to Bell (2010), project-based learning (PBL) as a dynamic classroom approach is a key strategy for developing 21st century skills – 4Cs in language learners as it helps them to actively explore real-world problems and challenges. This action research aims at investigating the impacts of PBL approach on the academic performance of non-English majors at level B1. This research was conducted in a two-semester school year with two groups of 58 students majoring in Information Technology at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Vietnam National University, Hanoi. During this time, four projects including two presentations and two fieldtrips were assigned and conducted in groups for assessment. The findings showed students' great progress made throughout four projects in their English skill as well as problem-solving skills. Collected data indicated that although PBL required a large amount of time for preparation, almost 95% of the participants looked forward to their next projects to make use of their skills and experience gained from the previous ones and improve their weaknesses.

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In the 21st century, modern language learning and teaching aims at developing learners' 4Cs namely Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity and Collaboration to get well-prepared for more complex life and working environments. According to Bell (2010), project-based learning (PBL) as a dynamic classroom approach is a key strategy for developing 21st century skills – 4Cs in language learners as it helps them to actively explore real-world problems and challenges. This action research aims at investigating the impacts of PBL approach on the academic performance of non-English majors at level B1. This research was conducted in a two-semester school year with two groups of 58 students majoring in Information Technology at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Vietnam National University, Hanoi. During this time, four projects including two presentations and two fieldtrips were assigned and conducted in groups for assessment. The findings showed students' great progress made throughout four projects in their English skill as well as problem-solving skills. Collected data indicated that although PBL required a large amount of time for preparation, almost 95% of the participants looked forward to their next projects to make use of their skills and experience gained from the previous ones and improve their weaknesses.

University Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
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Dr. Thu Hien Nguyen
Senior Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies,Vietnam National University
Ms. Phung Duong
Lecturer
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Van Lang University
Personal Assistant to Deputy Head of School
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Australian International School Phnom Penh
Ms. Trang Ly
English Lecturer
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An Giang University, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City
Director
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SEAMEO Regional Training Center
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