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ERIC Number: EJ1108386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2246-0918
Play as Mediator for Knowledge-Creation in Problem Based Learning
Thorsted, Ann Charlotte; Bing, Rie Grønbeck; Kristensen, Michael
Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, v3 n1 p63-77 2015
This article recounts reflections by a small group of students and their supervisor on play utilized at their meetings as part of a Problem Based Learning (PBL) process. The students experienced how a less traditional professor-student relationship arose, which transformed their interaction and relationship into a more holistic, trustful, sensitive, open, creative and collaborative form that gave rise to the following questions: what can a more playful approach bring into a PBL learning-space? What influence can play have on learning, and on student-to-student and student-supervisor relationships and collaboration? Why did the students find that this experience enhanced a learning that differed from their earlier experiences? What was it play had mediated? The article, which is also a theoretical discussion of future pedagogics in Higher Education, introduces a new model including three different knowledge forms. These take their departure from a PBL approach--regarded as a "problem-solving" approach to learning, and PpBL (Play and Problem Based Learning), a "playful", experimenting and intuitive approach.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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