ERIC Number: EJ535964
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Connecting Problem-Based Practices with Educational Theory.
Gijselaers, Wim H.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n68 p13-21 Win 1996
Three principles based on research in cognitive psychology explain the potential power of problem-based learning: (1) learning is a constructive, not a receptive process; (2) metacognition affects learning; and (3) social and contextual factors influence learning. These principles are more likely to be activated when specific teacher behaviors and problem types are used. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "Bringing Problem-Based Learning to Higher Education: Theory and Practice."