ERIC Number: EJ834505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
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Evidence for Constructive, Self-Regulatory, and Collaborative Processes in Problem-Based Learning
Yew, Elaine H. J.; Schmidt, Henk G.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v14 n2 p251-273 May 2009
The goal of this study was to increase our understanding of the learning-oriented verbal interactions taking place between students during the problem-based learning (PBL) cycle. The verbal interactions of one PBL group of five students throughout an entire PBL cycle were recorded in this data-intensive case study. The verbatim transcript consisting of more than 1,000 utterances was analyzed to investigate whether and how PBL stimulates students towards constructive, self-directed and collaborative learning. Our results demonstrate the occurrence of all above-mentioned learning activities, with 53.3% of episodes being collaborative, 27.2% self-directed and 15.7% constructive.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Classroom Communication, Case Studies, Independent Study, Cooperative Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Students
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