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Shuster, Michèle I.; Curtiss, Jennifer; Wright, Timothy F.; Champion, Camilla; Sharifi, Maryam; Bosland, Judith – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
We are examining the impact of a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) at a land-grant, Hispanic-serving institution in the southwestern United States. Students in our CURE completed one or two extended research projects over a single semester. Our CURE enrolled a high proportion of underrepresented minority students (70.3%),…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Research, STEM Education
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Kelley, Kristi W.; Fowlin, Julaine M.; Tawfik, Andrew A.; Anderson, Max C. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
Practitioners in the field of pharmacy are often confronted with ill-structured problems. Specifically, pharmacists are tasked with making patient-specific recommendations that are both safe and effective, which requires combining knowledge from the biomedical, behavioral, and pharmaceutical sciences. Given the dynamic nature of pharmacy as a…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Problem Based Learning, Pharmaceutical Education, Health Sciences
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Si, Jihyun; Kong, Hyun-Hee; Lee, Sang-Hwa – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
This study aims to explore the effects of argumentation with the concept map method during medical problem-based learning (PBL) on individual clinical reasoning. Individual clinical reasoning ability was assessed through problem-solving performance and arguments that students constructed during individual clinical reasoning processes. Toulmin's…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Concept Mapping
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Korpi, Hilkka; Peltokallio, Liisa; Piirainen, Arja – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
The aim of the study was to investigate how physiotherapy students using a problem-based learning approach develop into experts during higher education, and answers the question: How do physiotherapy students at bachelor's level understand the problem-based learning approach while learning to become professionals? PBL is examined using…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Physical Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Undergraduate Students
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Chian, Monaliza M.; Bridges, Susan M.; Lo, Edward C. M. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
Assessment validity, reliability, and constructive alignment to planned learning outcomes are less understood in the context of integrated, problem-based curricula. This conceptual paper examines a Triple Jump Assessment (TJA) employed as a formative and summative assessment system in the first year of an undergraduate dental program.…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Design, Program Evaluation
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Rillero, Peter; Koerner, Mari; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Merrit, Joi; Farr, Wendy J. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Teachers need to be able to design and implement problem-based learning (PBL) experiences to help students master the content and the processes in new mathematics and science education standards. Due to the changed population of learners within schools, it is also critically important that teachers in the elementary grades have the abilities to…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Minorities, Mathematics Instruction
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Wijnen, Marit; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Smeets, Guus; Kroeze, Maarten J.; Van der Molen, Henk T. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
A few years ago, the Erasmus School of Law implemented problem-based learning (PBL) as an instructional method in the bachelor's program. Transition to a PBL program often brings some difficulties for the teaching staff. To find out whether the implementation at the Erasmus School of Law has been successful, students and teachers were asked about…
Descriptors: Law Students, Problem Based Learning, Law Schools, Curriculum Implementation
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Sipes, Shannon M. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Few of the papers published in journals and conference proceedings on problem-based learning (PBL) are empirical studies, and most of these use self-report as the measure of PBL (Beddoes, Jesiek, & Borrego, 2010). The current study provides a theoretically derived matrix for coding and classifying PBL that was objectively applied to official…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Problem Based Learning, Program Development, Test Construction
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Kumar, Rita; Refaei, Brenda – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Convinced of the power of PBL to promote students' critical thinking as demonstrated by its application across disciplines, we designed a series of problems for students in a second-year writing course. We collected samples of their writing before and after implementation of the problems. We were concerned about whether PBL pedagogy would…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Critical Thinking, Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hemker, Laura; Prescher, Claudia; Narciss, Susanne – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Problem-based learning can have a great impact on the acquisition of practical knowledge, which is a central learning aim in the field of teacher education. Therefore, we implemented a problem-based learning approach in four seminars on educational assessment. In this paper, we outline our didactic design and discuss the results of the first…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Seminars, Educational Assessment, Teaching Methods
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Brassler, Mirjam; Dettmers, Jan – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Interdisciplinary competence is important in academia for both employability and sustainable development. However, to date, there are no specific interdisciplinary education models and, naturally, no empirical studies to assess them. Since problem-based learning (PBL) and project-based learning (PjBL) are learning approaches that emphasize…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Based Learning, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Müller, Tanja; Henning, Thomas – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
In this paper, we provide insight into the PBL project called PoLiMINT (Problem-oriented Learning in MINT). The project is located at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences and aims to introduce and foster PBL in the introductory phase of a physics study program. Concerning our general conditions, we will present our incremental implementation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Introductory Courses
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Stanton, Marie T.; Guerin, Suzanne; Barret, Terry – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
The purpose of this article is to present and discuss the reported impact of a fully problem-based learning (PBL) master's program on the way graduates worked with patients and colleagues in Ireland. These graduates had completed a sixteen-month fully PBL master's in sonography while concurrently working in clinical practice. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
There has been much recent discussion about student engagement in higher education, and in the last few years a number of authors have undertaken extensive international research on the topic, which has been summarized in a number of literature reviews. However, to date, there has been relatively little in-depth exploration of student engagement…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, College Students, Learner Engagement, Problem Based Learning
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Jin, Jun; Bridges, Susan – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
Context: Qualitative methodologies are relatively new in health sciences education research, especially in the area of problem-based learning (PBL). A key advantage of qualitative approaches is the ability to gain in-depth, textured insights into educational phenomena. Key methodological issues arise, however, in terms of the strategies of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Problem Based Learning, Health Sciences, Health Education
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