EXPLORING THE 21st CENTURY SKILLS IN STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS PROJECT BASED LEARNING

Hilda Puspita, Azhar Aziz Lubis

Abstract


This study aimed to ascertain the 21st century skills in EFL students’ attitude towards project based learning (PBL). More specifically, it elicited some students’ attitude in our teaching and learning activities in a course unit of English Language Teaching (ELT) Project, Undergraduate Program, English Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia. The investigated skills were only limited to four dimensions namely critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and entrepreneurship skills. Data were collected through a semi-structured interview, and were analysed qualitatively. This turned out that the EFL students explicitly stated such a course had triggered their critical thinking in particular formulating an educative English event as well as solving the problems coming to them. They also learned how to creatively persuade people to come, thereby imposing their mind on having good manners in marketing. Further details of the students’ attitude were discussed.

Keywords: ELT project; PBL; the 21st century skills; EFL students’ attitude

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