Teachers’ Attitude towards Professional Training for Teaching of English Writing through Problem Based Learning
Keywords:In-service teacher training; Attitude measurement; Evaluation; Problem based learning.
The present study aimed to measure the attitude of teachers who
attended an in-service training (INSET) workshop for teaching
English writing through Problem Based Learning (PBL) to
secondary level students. The importance of INSET has been
recognized as beneficial to teachers by many researchers.
Therefore the researchers conducted the descriptive study at
Federal Directorate of Education, Islamabad, Pakistan.Data was
collected from Sixty-three out of 80 randomly selected participants
through a questionnaire and analyzed employing descriptive
quantitative tools. The findings showed that teachers were
satisfied with the achievement of INSET objectives; the
management of the workshop was effective with good quality of
proceedings and services. Overall rating of the program was very
good showing their intention to attend such programs in future too.
Suggestions include that such workshops should be frequently
conducted for teachers of all levels and subjects, and these should
be made compulsory and attractive through incentives.