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Du, Xiangyun; Chaaban, Youmen – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
This study investigated the readiness of teachers towards implementing project-based learning (PjBL), mandated by a top-down policy at the national level, in Qatari government primary schools. With multiple qualitative data, the study reported a lack of readiness among teachers at the initial stage of change. Despite good intentions, the change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Readiness, Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation
Thorndahl, Kathrine Liedtke; Stentoft, Diana – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
It is often assumed that problem-based learning is an effective approach for fostering the development and/or improvement of students' critical thinking. To shed light on the connection between problem-based learning and critical thinking, this scoping review maps out how the notion of critical thinking is conceptualized in relation to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Databases
Servant-Miklos, Virginie – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
This paper addresses one of the major confusions in the study and practice of problem-based learning today, namely the use of the term "problem-based learning" to refer to both the small-group tutorial method pioneered by McMaster University and Maastricht University in medical education, and the problem-oriented project-work method…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
Warr, Melissa; West, Richard E. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
This article describes the implementation of an interdisciplinary design studio as a means to teach creative problem-solving through project-based learning. "Learning and Innovation Skills" has been designated as a core skill that students need to be successful in today's world, and project-based learning is one approach to helping…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
Tawfik, Andrew A.; Hung, Woei; Giabbanelli, Philippe J. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
To date, there are currently many variations of inquiry-based instruction including problem-based learning (PBL), lecture prior to problem solving, and case-based learning (CBL). While each claim to support problem-solving, they also include different levels of student-centeredness and instructor support. From an educational perspective, further…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Outcomes of Education, Problem Based Learning
Shuster, Michèle; Glazewski, Krista; Villa, Christopher – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
In an effort to address K-8 teacher confidence in STEM and increase basic genetics knowledge to a level consistent with its importance in society, we have developed, implemented, and evaluated a 7-day teacher professional development workshop. The overarching goal of our workshop is to facilitate the implementation of innovative DNA-based…
Descriptors: Workshops, Genetics, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Noordzij, Gera; Wijnia, Lisette – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of perceived problem quality in the relationship between students' (N = 226) achievement goals and autonomous motivation to study in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment. Specifically, the relationships between students' achievement goals (mastery-approach, performance-approach,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Problem Based Learning, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
Rehmat, Abeera P.; Hartley, Kendall – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
Educators in the twenty-first century need to think of innovative ways to engage and prepare students for current and future challenges while cultivating an interest among students in STEM disciplines. This study sought to investigate the impact of problem-based learning on students' content knowledge and critical thinking towards STEM. This study…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Based Learning, STEM Education, Knowledge Level
Claramita, Mora; Prabandari, Yayi Suryo; Graber, Abraham; Scherpbier, Albert J. J. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
Medical schools worldwide are promoting a student-centered and patient-centered care curriculum by using problem-based learning (PBL) strategy, emphasizing group dynamics and discussions. This approach facilitates student engagement, participation, and partnership interaction. However, in the context of the wide power-distance or the existence of…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Transfer of Training, Medical Students, Cultural Context
Gomoli, Andrea; Hillenburg, Becky; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2020
Video and co-design can be powerful tools to enrich problem-based learning experiences. We explore how a teacher and researcher engaged in co-design of a PBL experience focused on human-centered robotics as well as the resulting design. They explored the question "How can we design a robot that serves a need in our local community?" We…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Robotics
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Virtue, Emily E.; Hinnant-Crawford, Brandi N. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
Supporters of project-based learning (PBL) argue that outcomes from the model include better performance in academic (Bell, 2010; Thomas, 2000) and non-academic outcomes (Saunders-Steward, Gyles, & Shore, 2010). The New Tech Network (NTN) is a school improvement network that provides training and development for high school faculty who commit…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development
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Mahmood, Dina; Jacobo, Hugo – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
In an effort to adopt more equitable and humanizing grading practices, this teacher inquiry explores how educators attempted to improve students' views of learning and assessments by utilizing rubrics on a sliding scale. Using the sliding scale rubric approach to grading provided an opportunity for students and educators to rethink how learning is…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Student Motivation, Grading, Secondary School Students
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Chian, Monaliza M.; Bridges, Susan M.; Lo, Edward C. M. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
Assessment validity, reliability, and constructive alignment to planned learning outcomes are less understood in the context of integrated, problem-based curricula. This conceptual paper examines a Triple Jump Assessment (TJA) employed as a formative and summative assessment system in the first year of an undergraduate dental program.…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Design, Program Evaluation
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Caswell, Cynthia A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
This conceptual article begins with a general definition of reflection and the soft skills of PBL: collaboration, agency, and metacognition. Then it presents theoretical frameworks for reflection from second language teacher education (SLTE) (Farrell, 2015; Pennington & Richards, 2016) and illustrates six types of reflection with examples from…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Shuster, Michèle I.; Curtiss, Jennifer; Wright, Timothy F.; Champion, Camilla; Sharifi, Maryam; Bosland, Judith – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
We are examining the impact of a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) at a land-grant, Hispanic-serving institution in the southwestern United States. Students in our CURE completed one or two extended research projects over a single semester. Our CURE enrolled a high proportion of underrepresented minority students (70.3%),…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Research, STEM Education
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