Problem Based Learning in Education
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First of all, this book is dedicated to my own family: my beloved husband, Hana Rosmawan; my beloved daughter, Debby Aryani Rahmahasy; and my beloved son, Edgar Rahman, for their love and caring to finish making this book. This book is also dedicated to all people who are interested to learn and share knowledge about what and how the educators apply Problem Based Learning (PBL) in teaching and learning which is relevant to curriculum 2013. Actually, this book consists of four chapters: Chapter 1 Meeting Curriculum 2013 in Indonesian School Curriculum, Chapter 2 Scientific Approach for Teaching and Learning Activities, Chapter 3 Problem Based Learning, Chapter 4 A Research on PBL and Language Teaching, and Chapter 4 The Application of Problem Based Learning for Curriculum 2013. The first chapter presents about curriculum 2013 which employs explanation about the emergence of the idea of the curriculum changes, the decrees as the basic fundamental of the curriculum, the comparison between previous and the latest curriculum, and the explanation about curriculum 2013. Moreover, the second chapter presents about scientific approach which is the approach applied for teaching and learning activities. This chapter discusses about what scientific approach is and the procedures of scientific approach which are reflected in the activities of teaching and learning of various disciplines starting from the elementary school until senior high school level. Furthermore, the third chapter presents about problem based learning strategy including: what PBL is, the procedures of PBL, and the strengths and weaknesses of PBL. In addition, this chapter also discusses about some researches about the implementation of PBL on different disciplines. The fourth chapter presents about a research on PBL and Language Teaching conducted by Satyawati Surya, which delivers information of the overview of the research, and then followed by the research method used. And the last part presents research findings. Finally, the last chapter presents the application of PBL for curriculum 2013 in Indonesia. The explanation on this topic hopefully gives contribution to teacher, lecturers, educators, and researchers who are involved in education to apply PBL in teaching and learning process which is relevant to curriculum 2013. I have an expectation that this book gives contribution to the understanding, advancement, and practices of the knowledge of PBL. By having knowledge of PBL, the educators who involved in education do not feel hesitate and have willingness to innovate their teaching by practicing this strategy.