ERIC Number: EJ1163509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Teacher in a Problem-Based Learning Environment--Jack of All Trades?
Dahms, Mona Lisa; Spliid, Claus Monrad; Nielsen, Jens Frederik Dalsgaard
European Journal of Engineering Education, v42 n6 p1196-1219 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) is one among several approaches to active learning. Being a teacher in a PBL environment can, however, be a challenge because of the need to support students' learning within a broad "landscape of learning". In this article we will analyse the landscape of learning by use of the study activity model (SAM) developed by the Danish University Colleges, with the aim of investigating to which extent this may lead to explication and clarification concerning the challenges faced by teachers in a PBL environment. In the case study, the SAM is applied to the first semester of an engineering programme at Aalborg University, a university setting where the PBL approach to teaching and learning is dominant. The results of the analysis are presented and discussed, and the conclusion is that the model, in spite of some shortcomings, is useful in clarifying the role of the teacher in a PBL environment.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Educational Environment, Active Learning, Engineering Education, Teaching Models, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Learning Activities, Case Studies, Content Analysis, Student Projects, Statistical Analysis, College Programs, Foreign Countries
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark