Transforming English Language Writing Skill Employing Problem Based Learning

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Ghulam Dastgeer
Muhammad Tanveer Afzal
Naushaba Atta


Problem Based Learning (PBL) has been implemented successfully to enhance learning at various levels and in different situations around the world. Some studies in Pakistan have also proved its worth as effective learning technique in medicine and language such as English. PBL can enhance learners’ competency in English language skills and lessen their difficulties for communication. The present study aimed at seeing effects of PBL in English classrooms for transforming and improving writing skill of secondary level learners. PBL was applied for teaching-learning of English essay writing. 9th grade students studying at 12 randomly selected Islamabad Model Schools, Islamabad, Pakistan (IMSIP) were engaged in the study. The study was conducted through pre-test post-test control group experimental design. The subjects were selected through stratified and random sampling techniques from four strata: Rural, Urban, Male and female and divided into two groups (416+415 experimental & control groups respectively). Data were collected through pre-test and post-test and analyzed through employing t-test and descriptive statistics. PBL proved as more effective teaching-learning technique than conventional method for transforming and improving secondary level learners’ English essay writing. The researchers recommended the use of PBL for English teaching at secondary level.


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Ghulam Dastgeer, Muhammad Tanveer Afzal, & Naushaba Atta. (2021). Transforming English Language Writing Skill Employing Problem Based Learning. Journal of Research in Social Sciences, 7(2), 99–116.