ERIC Number: EJ451745
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
The Psychological Basis of Problem-Based Learning: A Review of the Evidence.
Norman, Geoffrey R.; Schmidt, Henk G.
Academic Medicine, v67 n9 p557-65 Sep 1992
Review of experimental evidence concerning the effectiveness of problem-based learning suggests that the approach may not improve content-free problem solving; may initially reduce learning levels but fosters long-term retention; may enhance transfer of concepts and integration of concepts into clinical problems; enhances intrinsic interest of subject matter; and enhances self-directed learning. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A