ERIC Number: EJ1156528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Problem-Based Learning and Civic Engagement in Undergraduate Education
Keegan, Louise C.; Losardo, Angela; McCullough, Kim C.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v39 n1 p312-319 Nov 2017
Problem-based learning and civic engagement are complementary constructivist andragogical approaches that emphasize active learning by guiding students to develop their own understanding and knowledge of a topic through experience and reflection. By providing examples of clinical cases and community-based experiences, these approaches can enhance and expand the sociocultural perceptions of the students, while also allowing them an opportunity to develop the valuable interprofessional skill of collaboration. This article introduces the reader to these two andragogical approaches, and argues that, when implemented concurrently, these approaches are ideal for undergraduate students completing communication sciences and disorders degrees. These teaching methods provide students with an opportunity to cultivate a professional identity, and by assuming responsibility for their own learning, begin to develop research and clinical skills.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Citizen Participation, Professional Identity, Constructivism (Learning), Andragogy, Communication Disorders, Cooperation, Skill Development, Majors (Students), Clinical Experience, Speech Language Pathology, Evidence Based Practice, Certification
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