ERIC Number: EJ554064
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Scaffolding Diagnostic Reasoning in Case-Based Learning Environments.
Jonassen, David H.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v8 n1 p48-68 Fall 1996
Computer-delivered, case-based instruction can provide medical students with valuable clinical diagnostic experiences before encountering real patients. Diagnosis requires physicians to understand and use causal reasoning for prediction. Such reasoning may be scaffolded in the design of computerized learning environments. Scaffolding of causal reasoning in initial diagnoses, determination of etiology, and differential diagnosis in platelet-related problems is described. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Classroom Techniques, Clinical Diagnosis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Logical Thinking, Medical Education, Problem Solving, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Skill Development, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A