This study aimed to reveal the effectiveness of the problem-based learning, the jigsaw type cooperative learning, and lecturing methods in the Instructional Planning Class in Tarbiyah Faculty of UIN Makassar, both in solving problems faced by students and to improve student achievement. This study used the true experiment approach with the Crossed Design. The data were analyzed using the multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). The findings showed that the Problem-Based Learning method is more effective than the jigsaw type cooperative learning method and the lecturing method in improving the students' achievement in the Instructional Planning course. In addition, the students taught using the Problem-Based Learning method have higher problem-solving ability than those taught using the jigsaw type cooperative learning method and the lecturing method.