Project-based Learning, Communication Competence, Women’s University Students, Nonequialent Control Group Pretest-Postest Design


        This study aims to examine whether an improvement effect appears in communication competence of university students when applying the project-based learning to “Systems Analysis & Design” subject. The study conducted the analysis on the lowest communication competence of job-seeking students among various areas of basic occupation skills while thought to be the most important in the industry.

        The study conducted the analysis on the lowest communication competence of job-seeking students among various areas of basic occupation skills while thought to be the most important in the industry.

        From the study results, the project-based learning was shown to be generally effective in improving the communication competence of the university students. Among the sub-factors of communication competence, especially, the ability of listening, open communication, proactive communication, and understanding others’ perspectives revealed significant results. Through this study, it was identified that the project-based learning is a useful teaching-learning method in improving the basic vocational skills of university students; however, there is a need for new studies to improve some abilities belonging to the sub-areas of communication.

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