Integrating Problem-Based Learning in a Criminal Law Course


  • Dzul Rachman Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur
  • Rio Arif Pratama Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur
  • Ni Wayan Surya Mahayanti Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • I Putu Indra Kusuma Western Michigan University



Project based learning, law study, schoology, problem solving


In this modern era, intelligent and capable human resources to solve issues in the law field are necessary. Project-based learning with technology integration is perhaps one of the solutions to yield such human resources. However, the previous studies did not put much attention on the implementation of technology into project-based learning. This study therefore aims to examine the effect of project-based learning on students’ problem-solving ability

This study implemented a quantitative approach by administering a quasi-experimental design with the one group design pre-test and post-tests. This study involved 49 students who were taking a criminal law course in a university in Indonesia to obtain the data through administering tests.

The data were then analysed by performing paired sample t-test analysis and showed that t (96) = 67.67, p < 0.001.

In conclusion, project-based learning with technology integration can enhance the students’ problem-solving ability in a criminal law course. In addition, there are two implications discussed in this article.


Author Biography

Dzul Rachman, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur

Dzul completed his Master's degree in English Education at Mulawarman University in 2016. He has dedication and is capable in conducting qualitative research that has potential to generate practical outcomes related to education with years of experiences. His researches mostly focus on the use of technology in education, ICT in higher education, and teachers’ education and professional developments of educators.


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