ERIC Number: EJ553973
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Problem-Based Learning: Where Did It Come From, What Does It Do, and Where Is It Going?.
Gallagher, Shelagh A.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v20 n4 p332-62 Sum 1997
Review of problem-based learning (PBL) finds that innovation is comprised of four elements: an ill-structured problem, substantive content, student apprenticeship, and self-directed learning. Research evidence suggests that PBL is better than traditional instruction on long-term information retention, conceptual understanding, and self-directed learning. Application of the method in classes for gifted students is addressed. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Note: Special Issue: Problem-Based Learning.