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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
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
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
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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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Kelley, Kristi W.; Fowlin, Julaine M.; Tawfik, Andrew A.; Anderson, Max C. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
Practitioners in the field of pharmacy are often confronted with ill-structured problems. Specifically, pharmacists are tasked with making patient-specific recommendations that are both safe and effective, which requires combining knowledge from the biomedical, behavioral, and pharmaceutical sciences. Given the dynamic nature of pharmacy as a…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Problem Based Learning, Pharmaceutical Education, Health Sciences
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Si, Jihyun; Kong, Hyun-Hee; Lee, Sang-Hwa – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
This study aims to explore the effects of argumentation with the concept map method during medical problem-based learning (PBL) on individual clinical reasoning. Individual clinical reasoning ability was assessed through problem-solving performance and arguments that students constructed during individual clinical reasoning processes. Toulmin's…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Concept Mapping
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Korpi, Hilkka; Peltokallio, Liisa; Piirainen, Arja – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2019
The aim of the study was to investigate how physiotherapy students using a problem-based learning approach develop into experts during higher education, and answers the question: How do physiotherapy students at bachelor's level understand the problem-based learning approach while learning to become professionals? PBL is examined using…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Physical Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Undergraduate 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