ERIC Number: EJ535965
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Tutors and Small Groups in Problem-Based Learning: Lessons from the Literature.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n68 p23-22 Win 1996
A model of classroom characteristics and interaction is used to examine the roles of group size, problem types, and student behaviors, central concerns in problem-based learning, in medical education. The model incorporates six classroom dimensions, including four process variables (classroom organization, learning task, teacher's instruction, teacher's communication) and two outcome variables (student's academic behavior, student's social behavior). (MSE)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Medical Education, Models, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Professional Education, Small Group Instruction, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role, Tutors
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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."