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Odell, Michael R. L.; Kennedy, Teresa J.; Stocks, Eric – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
Project/problem-based learning (PBL) can provide an effective model for school reform when implemented with fidelity. In the report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," it was recommended that if the U.S. is to remain competitive in the 21st-century economy, there must be a serious effort to "enlarge the pipeline of students who are…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, STEM Education, Educational Change, Models
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Marshall, Jill A.; Harron, Jason R. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2018
The maker movement has strong connections to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as art and crafts, but the goals of making are not in perfect alignment with any of these disciplines. Within the problem-based paradigm, however, there is room to incorporate making as situated STEM learning, even in formal,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Scoring Rubrics, Student Developed Materials, Shared Resources and Services
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Schmidt, Matthew; Tawfik, Andrew A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2018
This article describes the iterative design, development, and evaluation of a case-based learning environment focusing on an ill-structured sales management problem. We discuss our processes and situate them within the broader framework of educational design research. The learning environment evolved over the course of three design phases. A…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Research Design
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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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Hung, Woei – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
One essential piece of implementing of PBL is the problem. There have been calls from practitioners in the PBL field for a systematic process for designing effective PBL problems. Yet, the research efforts to explore, develop, and test PBL problem design methods or processes are still sparse. From an instructional designer and researcher's…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Program Design, Program Implementation, Instructional Design
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Rasi, Päivi M.; Poikela, Sari – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
Higher education faces the challenges of bridging education and authentic work. In addition, it needs to respond to the highly multimodal and participatory communication and content creation practices, preferences, and cultures of present and future students. The aim of our article is to discuss how the use of video triggers and video production…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Continuing Education, Video Technology
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Brush, Thomas; Saye, John – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2014
For over a decade, we have collaborated with secondary school history teachers in an evolving line of inquiry that applies research-based propositions to the design and testing of a problem-based learning framework and a set of wise practices that represent a professional teaching knowledge base for implementing a particular model of instruction,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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English, Mary C.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2013
In order to be successful in problem-or project-based learning (PBL), students must take responsibility for the learning process by setting goals, monitoring, reflecting, and sustaining their motivation from the beginning of the project until the end. However, for many students, these processes do not occur naturally or easily. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Jones, Brett D.; Epler, Cory M.; Mokri, Parastou; Bryant, Lauren H.; Paretti, Marie C. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2013
We identified and examined how the instructional elements of problem-based learning capstone engineering courses affected students' motivation to engage in the courses. We employed a two-phase, sequential, explanatory, mixed methods research design. For the quantitative phase, 47 undergraduate students at a large public university completed a…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Curriculum, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Jonassen, David – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2011
Although the characteristics of PBL (problem focused, student centered, self-directed, etc.) are well known, the components of a problem-based learning environment (PBLE) and the cognitive scaffolds necessary to support learning to solve different kinds of problems with different learners is less clear. This paper identifies the different…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Problem Based Learning, Cognitive Processes, Case Studies
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Beddoes, Kacey D.; Jesiek, Brent K.; Borrego, Maura – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2010
We report on the results of a study to examine the global state of engineering education research on problem-and project-based learning (PBL). This paper has two major aims. First, we analyze a large collection of conference papers and journal articles to report on research trends in PBL, including in specific, leading countries. Second, based…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Conference Papers
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Jonassen, David H.; Hung, Woei – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2008
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional model that assumes the centrality of problems to learning. Research on PBL has focused on student learning, student roles, tutor roles, problem design, and technology use (Hung, Jonassen, & Liu, 2008), but little attention in the PBL literature has been paid to the nature of the problems that…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Difficulty Level, Models, Problems
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Hjalmarson, Margret A.; Diefes-Dux, Heidi – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2008
The study investigated tool development by three middle school mathematics teachers. The tools they designed were intended to support the use of model-eliciting activities (a form of instruction related to problem-based learning) and particularly the students' presentations of their solutions for the whole class. The study examined the design and…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Instructional Design, Mathematics Instruction
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Goodnough, Karen C.; Hung, Woei – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2008
Engaging primary and elementary students in meaningful, relevant science learning is challenging. PBL is an instructional approach that provides a means to foster meaningful science learning while enhancing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). This paper reports on the experiences of a teacher inquiry group consisting of five teachers…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Models
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Hung, Woei – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2006
Well-designed problems are crucial for the success of problem-based learning (PBL). Previous discussions about designing problems for PBL have been rather general and inadequate in guiding educators and practitioners to design effective PBL problems. This paper introduces the 3C3R PBL problem design model as a conceptual framework for…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Models, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving