ERIC Number: ED442852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Motivation To Commit Oneself as a Determinant of Achievement in Problem-Based Learning.
van Berkel, Henk J. M.; Schmidt, Henk G.
Problem-based learning is an approach to professional education that stresses the use of real life problems in education. This paper focuses attention to the commitment of students to engage in the problem-based learning process. Subjects, approximately 1,300 undergraduates in a health sciences curriculum, completed a questionnaire covering various dimensions of problem based learning. In addition to commitment, these variables were investigated: (1) group functioning; (2) tutor functioning; (3) prior knowledge; (4) the quality of instructional materials; (5) time spent on study; (6) achievement; and (7) increased interest. As was hypothesized, commitment was found to be a potent determinant of achievement, representing one of the strongest relationships in the model. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables, and 21 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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