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ERIC Number: EJ1058715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: EISSN-1541-5015
Motivational Influences of Using Peer Evaluation in Problem-Based Learning in Medical Education
Abercrombie, Sara; Parkes, Jay; McCarty, Teresita
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v9 n1 p33-43 Apr 2015
This study investigates the ways in which medical students' achievement goal orientations (AGO) affect their perceptions of learning and actual learning from an online problem-based learning environment, Calibrated Peer Review™. First, the tenability of a four-factor model (Elliot & McGregor, 2001) of AGO was tested with data collected from medical students (N = 137). Then, a structural regression model relating the factors of AGO to students' perceptions of grading fairness, judgments of learning, and scoring accuracy was tested. The results indicate that student engagement and success in diagnosing a patient's presentation using a peer feedback-rich web-based PBL environment is somewhat dependent on student motivation. Theoretical and practical implications, in terms of problem-based learning environments in medical education, are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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