ERIC Number: EJ567717
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Problem-Based Learning: Effects on the Early Acquisition of Cognitive Skill in Medicine.
Hmelo, Cindy E.
Journal of the Learning Sciences, v7 n2 p173-208 1998
Presents a longitudinal study comparing problem-solving performance for medical students trained using two different approaches to medical education. The first is traditional medical education involving lectures supplemented by laboratory exercises. The second approach is problem-based learning (PBL), where students learn basic concepts in small groups in the context of authentic patient problems. Results indicate important cognitive benefits of PBL. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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