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ERIC Number: EJ913362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Student Perceptions about and Performance in Problem-Based Learning
Alessio, Helaine
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v4 n1 p23-34 May 2004
Many graduate and professional programs include Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a mainstay in their curricula. For many undergraduate students, this is a change from a teacher-centered to a student-centered learning method. This study was undertaken to learn about perceptions and test performances of college students (N=116) enrolled in liberal education classes when PBL is used vs. traditional teaching methods. Results indicated students perceived traditional teacher-centered learning more favorably than student-centered PBL. Nevertheless, test scores were similar. Negative student perceptions about learning in PBL classes did not support either teacher observations of learning activity in the classroom or compromised test performances. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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