Active learning is a method of designing instruction so that students can actively engage in class activities not only to explore concepts and knowledge but also to practice skills. In this paper, the author implements a detailed analysis on the role of a teacher in the modern educational environment and the proposal of 11 instructional methods to shift from a traditional approach: teacher-centered class to a modern approach: student-centered class. Firstly, The Bloom’s taxonomy and the 5E Instructional model are mainly mentioned as the theory frameworks to point out the role of the instructors as well as teaching and learning activities given to help students achieve the learning outcomes. Specifically, IBSTPI instructional methods implemented successfully in a Public Relations (PR) class at FPT University will be described in details within the paper. Secondly, the author used the survey research as the methodology in this paper. These survey results of PR class indicate that PR students not only actively engaged in class activities but also strongly give constructive feedback on these instructional methods utilized on that course. These results reflect that IBSTPI instructional methods are effective in facilitating active learning in teaching an introductory course in the PR program. Thus, the author suggests that lecturers make use of IBSTPI instructional methods in teaching other ones in PR program. Finally, similar studies could be implemented by conducting the surveys on other PR courses and other programs in the next stages in order to verify the effectiveness of IBSTPI instructional methods on student’s active learning.
Active learning, IBSTPI, Instructional Methods, Public Relations (PR)