The Development of Knowledge, Understanding, and Opinions of the Students Towards “Sustainable Development Goals” by Using Problem-based Learning Activities in the Subject of Active Citizens (SWU 261)

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Suttipong Woraurai


The objectives of this research were to: (1) study the drive of the SDGs from international actors; (2) study and evaluate knowledge and understanding of students toward Goal 14; (3) study students' attitudes toward Goal 14; (4) develop and test the problem-based learning technique process; and (5) compare the knowledge and understanding of the treatment and control group by using the problem-based learning activity. This study was mixed-method research, which consisted of two stages: (1) qualitative method: the sample consisted of ten educational institute executives and scholars. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed using content analysis; and (2) qualitative and quantitative methods: the sample consisted of 74 second-year undergraduate students from Srinakharinwirot University. Data were analyzed using basic statistics and t-tests. Moreover, data were collected via a focus group with a total of 23 students. The content analysis method was used. The research results were as follows: (1) Thailand's concern about the SDGs by the United Nations, which has been driven by making an agenda, cascading an agenda, and monitoring an application of this concept into the country and educational institutions is an actor that could help to develop knowledge and understanding; and (2) the PBL process could help to promote students’ knowledge and understanding at a high level and was statistically significant at a 0.05 level.


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Woraurai, S. (2022). The Development of Knowledge, Understanding, and Opinions of the Students Towards “Sustainable Development Goals” by Using Problem-based Learning Activities in the Subject of Active Citizens (SWU 261). Rajapark Journal, 16(46), 81–97. Retrieved from
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