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ERIC Number: EJ937647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
An Integrated, Problem-Based Learning Material: The "Satellite" Module
Selcuk, Gamze Sezgin; Emiroglu, Handan Byacioglu; Tarakci, Mehmet; Ozel, Mustafa
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v12 n1 Article 12 Jun 2011
The purpose of this study is to introduce a problem-based learning material, the Satellite Module, that has integrated some of the subjects included in the disciplines of physics and mathematics at an introductory level in undergraduate education. The reason why this modular and problem-based material has been developed is to enable students to investigate a real-life problem, both in and outside the class, in a fictitious set of PBL scenarios where physics and mathematics subjects are integrated, and produce a relationship between the two prementioned fields of study. The longer version of the module was tested on 75 geophysics engineering students at Dokuz Eylul University during 2005-2006 academic year. The study is advisory as it has some limitations due to the fact that the PBL approach has not been compared to the classical teaching method where the subjects of physics and maths are instructed separately. Hence, the effectiveness of the approach suggested, such as the success of the course, transferring what has been learnt, should be investigated in further studies. (Contains 3 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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Identifiers - Location: Turkey