ERIC Number: ED447747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education: Untold Stories.
The central argument of this book is that the potential of problem-based learning is yet to be realized in higher education. Problem-based learning is an important approach to learning, based in the experiential learning tradition, that needs to be more centrally located in higher education curricula. Part 1 of this book explores problem-based learning through an analysis of its theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and a look at the reasons that the popularity of problem-based learning is growing. Part 2 explores the theory and practice of problem-based learning in four British universities to develop and present a framework for problem-based learning, the Dimensions of Learner framework. Part 3 explores ways of understanding and implementing the principal ideas and challenges that have emerged from the Dimensions of Learner framework. The last two chapters locate problem-based learning in the world of higher education in general and consider both educational and organizational implications. (Contains 6 figures and 118 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Learning, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)