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ERIC Number: EJ803398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Problem-Based Learning in Social Work: A Study of Student Learning Outcomes
Wong, Donna Kam Pun; Lam, Debbie Oi Bing
Research on Social Work Practice, v17 n1 p55-65 2007
This study evaluated the effects of problem-based learning (PBL) in social work education. The participants were 132 second-year social work students who took the core courses of Social Work Theory and Practice and Skills Laboratory in the PBL mode. A 40-item scale was used to measure the students' perceptions of their social work knowledge, skills, and values, Biggs's Study Process Questionnaire and Revised Study Process Questionnaire were employed to examine their learning approaches. The results indicated positive learning outcomes, with the most significant gains occurring in knowledge and lesser gains being made in skills and values. The findings suggest that students with deep learning motives and approaches reap the most benefit from PBL. (Contains 1 figure and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong