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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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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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Belland, Brian R. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
In this paper, I describe the iterative development of my perspectives on scaffolding and problem-based learning through interactions with other scholars and research. Such influences include doctoral experiences, funded projects, and exposures to research from a variety of traditions.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Salinitri, Francine D.; Wilhelm, Sheila M.; Crabtree, Brian L. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2015
With increasing adoption of the problem-based learning (PBL) model, creative approaches to enhancing facilitator training and optimizing resources to maintain effective learning in small groups is essential. We describe a theoretical framework for the development of a PBL facilitator training program that uses the constructivist approach as the…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Problem Based Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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L'Ecuyer, Kristine; Pole, David; Leander, Sheila A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2015
A problem-based learning (PBL) framework was utilized in a series of six interprofessional team seminars (IPTS) for postbaccalaureate students from seven health professions. The goal of IPTS was to develop a collaborative practice-ready workforce prepared to respond to patient care needs through use of concrete examples, skills development,…
Descriptors: Health Education, Professional Education, Problem Based Learning, Team Training
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Pierrakos, Olga; Zilberberg, Anna; Anderson, Robin – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2010
There has been criticism about STEM education not focusing enough on problem solving, especially in authentic real-world contexts which are most often associated to ill-structured domains. To improve education, it is essential that curricula bring students to high levels of cognitive development by exposing them to authentic problems.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Experience, Problem Based Learning
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Ge, Xun; Huang, Kun; Dong, Yifei – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2010
A semester-long ethnography study was carried out to investigate project-based learning in a graduate software engineering course through the implementation of an Open-Source Software Development (OSSD) learning environment, which featured authentic projects, learning community, cognitive apprenticeship, and technology affordances. The study…
Descriptors: Investigations, Open Source Technology, Graduate Students, Computer Software
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Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Barrows, Howard S. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2006
This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-based learning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies of an expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished through interaction analysis using video data and stimulated recall to examine two PBL group…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Educational Strategies, Facilitators (Individuals), Student Centered Curriculum