Empowering Passive Learners: Enhancing the Teaching and Learning Process with Scenario-Based Learning


  • Logenthini Mariappan Raffles University, Malaysia


Passive, learner, Scenario-Based Learning (SBL), Communication Skills


Imagine a cup that's empty - that's how passive learners are. They simply gather information without thinking about using it. An empty cup describes them well because passive learners are not actively engaged in the learning process. When online classes happened due to the pandemic, passive learners hesitated even more to participate. This passivity can be detrimental in today's fast-paced world. To address this concern, Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) is a promising instructional approach. SBL can make learning more engaging. Teachers like it because it helps them reach their goals better. Moreover, it is an up-to-date inventive teaching method that provides a vast number of benefits and can dig active mood in passive learning. This tertiary-level study aimed to explore tertiary level students’ achievement and feedback about Scenario-based Learning (SBL) in the Communication course at Raffles University. A hundred and twenty undergraduate students participated in SBL for three months during a semester of study. Questionnaires and classroom observations served as the main data sources for this research. The findings of the study revealed that the majority of the passive students responded favorably, and the observation demonstrated that most of the students were willing to make effort to speak in English. The findings reflected the benefits of SBL as a language teaching strategy and a vital strategy to improve communication skills in the classroom. In the endeavor to produce graduates who are well-prepared and versatile for the challenges that lie ahead, Scenario-Based tasks have proven to be a promising and impactful method.