The Application of Problem-Based Learning Method on the Subject Export As Delivered in Ciputra University
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Learning is essentially an interactive process of the circumstances surrounding an individual. It can be viewed as a purpose-driven and experience-based process. Changing our perception of students from objects to subjects can serve as an important point in innovative learning approaches. Problem-based learning is an innovation in student learning which optimizes thinking ability through a systematic process of group work in order to empower, hone, test and develop the capacity to think on an ngoing basis. The objectives of the research are: (1) to explain how to implement the Problem-Based Learning Model on the subject Export. (2) to find out the level of effectiveness of the Problem-Based Learning model from the students’ perception. The approach used in this paper is qualitative research, which is based on descriptive method. The analysis unit is the individual. Data is collected through observation, interviews and questionnaires. This study is conducted in the University of Ciputra. As an institution that aims to create world-class entrepreneurs, Ciputra University puts a high emphasis on the subject Export, because it supports the university’s goals and gives students from various disciplines the opportunity to learn and work together. Samples of this study include 35 students from batch 2010 who are taking the subject Export. Result shows that the application of Problem-Based Learning Model supports the achievement of class objective despite the fact that the students come from different backgrounds. Hence, it can be concluded that the application of Problem-Based earning Model can help students from different disciplines to equally absorb entrepreneurial knowledge, especially on the subject Export, while staying motivated in achieving their learning objective.