Project-based learning (PjBL) is one of the learning models recognized by education experts as an effective method of achieving learning objectives in developing process skills; however, few studies have examined its potential for fostering leadership skills. This study aims to investigate postgraduate teacher students' experiences with project-based learning as a means of developing students leadership skills. The research involved 24 postgraduate students and utilized a qualitative approach to data collection and analysis. The findings reveal that while some aspects of project-based learning were perceived as straightforward, other steps were deemed challenging, particularly those that involved higher order thinking skill and emotional consideration. However, the process of interaction and communication during the learning process appears to be a critical factor in the development of leadership skills. These results suggest that further research is needed to explore the potential of project-based learning for developing postgraduate student leadership and to identify effective strategies for implementing this approach. Overall, this study highlights the importance of integrating leadership development into educational curricula and the need for ongoing professional development for teachers to effectively facilitate leadership skill development.
communication, high-level thinking skill, student leadership, project-based learning, qualitative method
Thank you to LPPM UAD for providing internal research funds for 2022 with the number PD-071/SP3/LPPM-UAD/VII/2022
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Hasanah, E., Al Ghazi, M., Al Badar, M., & Fauzia, F. (2023). Enhancing Student Leadership Skills through Project-Based Learning in the Postgraduate Research Experience. The Qualitative Report, 28(5), 1406-1428. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2023.5848