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Peart, Daniel J.; Fairhead, Orrin J.; Stamp, Keyleigh A. – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper shares a practice of encouraging critical analysis in science students by comparing mobile applications and peripherals to traditional tools to record physiological variables such as heart rate and blood pressure. A progressive series of case studies is described with learning outcomes mapped to the benchmark statement for Bioscience…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Physiology, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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Sedaghat, Ahmad; Al Shalabi, Ammar; Eilaghi, Armin; Assad, M. El Haj – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A useful project is identified for the semester-four diploma students in their final workshop of mechanical engineering program in the school of engineering at Australian college of Kuwait (ACK). ACK is putting significant emphasis in project based learning (PBL) and is developing new courses for both diploma and degree programs according to PBL…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Design, Workshops
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Cunningham, Ben – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
To promote the development of greater creativity in my students' design work, I created an online tool--called Reflective Inquiry (RI)--that accompanies all of my open-ended assignments and that I require students to submit with each project. The RI is composed of a series of prompts that students must respond to, almost daily, to explain and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Design, Studio Art
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Camacho, Heilyn; Christiansen, Ellen – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper reviews the design of a 'Professional Inquiry' course taught for four years to Information Studies students at Aalborg University, Denmark, within the pedagogical paradigm of Problem Based Learning (PBL). The course teaches students how to formulate research questions and scientific problems, and determine what is worthwhile knowing…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Shanks, Michael; Svabo, Connie – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The notion of scholartistry, hybrid scholarship-arts practice, is introduced by situating it in the academic literature on research methodology. The article offers dynamic, dialogical exemplification and demonstration; it takes the form of a conversation among the visitors to an imaginary exhibition of scholartistic artifacts. Several examples of…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Art, Problem Based Learning, Design
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Sørensen, Marie Jull – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Changing learning objectives was the beginning of rethinking the pedagogical frame of my courses within a traditional law study program. The objectives were changed in order to aim for students becoming better at reflecting on the curriculum. I chose to work within a workshop frame incorporating some of the Aalborg PBL principles. The two courses…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Educational Principles, Legal Education (Professions), Behavioral Objectives
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Lindvang, Charlotte; Beck, Bolette – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The focus of this paper is how we can facilitate problem based learning (PBL) more creatively. We take a closer look upon the connection between creative processes and social communication in the PBL group including how difficulties in the social interplay may hinder creativity. The paper draws on group dynamic theory, and points out the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Music, Group Dynamics
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Servant, Virginie F. C.; Noordzij, Gera; Spierenburg, Emely J.; Frens, Maarten A. – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This paper addresses the way in which students' cognitive creativity and the construction of meaning could be fostered by means of assessment in a Problem-based learning programme. We propose that a dual assessment structure within such a programme through examinations and coursework assignments could ensure the acquisition of a foundational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Cognitive Processes, Creativity
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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto; Gonçalves, Paulo; Hess, Aurélio – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article describes the project-based learning environment created to support project management graduate courses. The paper will focus on the learning context and procedures followed for 13 years, in 47 project-based learning MBA courses, involving approximately 1,400 students and 34 community partners.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Program Administration
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Coelho, Catherine – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Problem based learning (PBL) has been used in dental education over the past 20 years and uses a patient case scenario to stimulate learning in a small group setting, where a trained facilitator does not teach but guides the group to bring about deep contextualized learning, to be empathetic to each other and to encourage fair and equitable…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Problem Based Learning, Feedback (Response), Dental Health
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Williams, Joseph; Rice, Rich; Lauren, Ben; Morrison, Steve; Van Winkle, Kevin; Elliott, Tim – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2013
It is crucial for Tech Comm instructors to address challenges of audience within the artificial environment of classroom instruction. Without a distinct and specific audience, course content often remains theoretical and abstract, and students struggle both to connect the unknown to the known, and to generate meaningful and effective…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Technical Writing, Audience Awareness, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Hack, Catherine – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Web 2.0 technologies, such as social networks, wikis, blogs, and virtual worlds provide a platform for collaborative working, facilitating sharing of resources and joint document production. They can act as a stimulus to promote active learning and provide an engaging and interactive environment for students, and as such align with the philosophy…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Problem Based Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology