ERIC Number: EJ535967
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
The Power of Problem-Based Learning in Teaching Introductory Science Courses.
Allen, Deborah E.; And Others
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n68 p43-52 Win 1996
In its use of complex, real-world problems to introduce concepts and motivate learning in an active and cooperative learning environment, problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to the passive lecture in introductory college science. Use of technology and multimedia instruction, focus on large classes, and use of interdisciplinary problems to promote science literacy are among the newest approaches. (MSE)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Science, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Introductory Courses, Large Group Instruction, Lecture Method, Multimedia Instruction, Nonmajors, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; 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."