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Ertmer, Peggy A.; Schlosser, Sarah; Clase, Kari; Adedokun, Omolola – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2014
A mixed-methods research study was designed to examine teachers' knowledge and confidence for implementing a STEM-based problem-based learning (PBL) unit in their 6-12 grade science and math classrooms. Twenty-one teachers (7 in-service and 13 pre-service) participated in an intensive two-week summer workshop during which they engaged in, and then…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, STEM Education
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Walker, Andrew; Recker, Mimi; Robertshaw, M. Brooke; Osen, Jeffrey; Leary, Heather; Ye, Lei; Sellers, Linda – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2011
This article describes two consecutive enactments of technology-oriented teacher professional development designs, aimed at helping teachers find high-quality online learning resources and use them in designing effective problem-based learning (PBL) activities for their students. To align with current professional development prescriptions, in the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Technology Integration, Mixed Methods Research, Instructional Design
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Mergendoller, John R.; Maxwell, Nan L.; Bellisimo, Yolanda – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2006
This study compared the effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) and traditional instructional approaches in developing high-school students' macroeconomics knowledge and examined whether PBL was differentially effective with students demonstrating different levels of four aptitudes: verbal ability, interest in economics, preference for group…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis