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Strobel, Johannes; van Barneveld, Angela – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2009
Problem-based learning (PBL) has been utilized for over 40 years in a variety of different disciplines. Although extensively researched, there is heated debate about the effectiveness of PBL. Several meta-analyses were conducted that provided a synthesis of the effects of PBL in comparison to traditional forms of instruction. This study used a…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Conventional Instruction, Meta Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Belland, Brian R.; French, Brian F.; Ertmer, Peggy A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2009
Problem-based learning (PBL) spread from the medical school to other university and K-12 contexts due, in part, to the stated promise that PBL produces the target outcomes of deep content learning, increased problem-solving ability, and increased self-directed learning (Hmelo-Silver, 2004). However, research results have been unclear. This paper…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Educational Research, Outcome Measures, Validity
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Andrews, Dee H.; Hull, Thomas D.; Donahue, Jennifer A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2009
This paper discusses the theoretical and empirical foundations of the use of storytelling in instruction. The definition of "story" is given and four instructional methods are identified related to storytelling: case-based, narrative-based, scenario-based, and problem-based instruction. The article provides descriptions of the four…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Vignettes
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Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Derry, Sharon J.; Bitterman, Alan; Hatrak, Natalie – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2009
Helping students in the professions apply conceptual ideas to the problems of practice is a key goal of problem-based learning (PBL). Because PBL is organized around small, collaborative groups, scaling up PBL to large, heterogeneous classes poses significant challenges for implementation. This study presents a hybrid model that mixes online and…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Blended Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Kang, Weiqun Courtney; Jordan, Elizabeth; Porath, Marion – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2009
The current study aimed to explore and articulate some of the key issues in problem-oriented learning (POL), in the context of health care education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with faculties representing four different health care disciplines around common issues identified in a prior survey study. Thematic analysis of the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Faculty, Semi Structured Interviews
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Weizman, Ayelet; Covitt, Beth A.; Koehler, Matthew J.; Lundeberg, Mary A.; Oslund, Joy A.; Low, Mark R.; Eberhardt, Janet; Urban-Lurain, Mark – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2008
In this study we measured changes in science teachers' conceptual science understanding (content knowledge) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) while participating in a problem-based learning (PBL) model of professional development. Teachers participated in a two-week long workshop followed by nine monthly meetings during one academic year…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Level
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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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Brush, Thomas; Saye, John – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2008
This research extends a continuing line of inquiry investigating how multimedia resources might be joined with other support structures to effectively implement problem-based inquiry (PBI) activities in secondary history classrooms. Two history teachers with experience in PBI implemented a technology-supported problem-based civil rights unit in…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Inquiry, Learner Engagement, Empathy
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Remedios, Louisa; Clarke, David; Hawthorne, Lesleyanne – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2008
PBL is described as small-group collaborative learning; however, literature on how collaboration is enacted in PBL contexts is limited. A two-year ethnographic study examined the experiences and responses of Asian students to the obligations of PBL in a Western context. Participant-observation, videotape data, and video-stimulated recall…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Ethnography, Asians
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Savery, John R. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2006
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that has been used successfully for over 30 years and continues to gain acceptance in multiple disciplines. It is an instructional (and curricular) learner-centered approach that empowers learners to conduct research, integrate theory and practice, and apply knowledge and skills to develop…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Definitions, Learner Controlled Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship
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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
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Ertmer, Peggy A.; Simons, Krista D. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2006
While problem-based learning (PBL) has a relatively long history of successful use in medical and pre-professional schools, it has yet to be widely adopted by K--12 teachers. This may be due, in part, to the numerous challenges teachers experience when implementing PBL. In this paper, we describe specific hurdles that teachers are likely to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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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
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