Applying Blended Problem-Based Learning to Accounting Studies in Higher Education; Optimizing the Utilization of Social Media for Learning

Ahmad Nurkhin, Kardoyo Kardoyo, Hengky Pramusinto, Rediana Setiyani, Ratieh Widhiastuti

Abstract


This study aims to examine the implementation of blended problem-based learning in introductory courses on accounting in order to improve stu-dents' critical and creative thinking skills and student learning outcomes. The research design carried out is classroom action research (CAR). The ob-ject in this study is Accounting Education students at the Faculty of Eco-nomics, Semarang State University. The research was conducted in Septem-ber-October 2019. The procedure for carrying out CAR consists of planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. CAR is implemented in two cycles. The research data has been gathered using documentation, observation and testing. For data analysis, quantitative and qualitative descriptive methods are used. The researchers have carried out two cycles with each cycle con-sisting of two lecture meetings. In the first cycle, researchers used Google classroom, mind mapping, online quizzes, and Instagram social media to improve interaction and the quality of lectures by applying blended prob-lem-based learning. Researchers focused on improving students' critical and creative thinking skills in the first cycle. The results showed that the stu-dents have good critical and creative thinking skills. In the second cycle, re-searchers still continued to use Google classroom and combined it with face-to-face lectures using "make a note" assignments and group discus-sions. Researchers took quantitative measurements to see the success of the treatment. The results showed that students were able to obtain better grades than before being given the treatment.

Keywords


blended learning, problem-based learning, blended problem-based learning, social media, accounting learning

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