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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
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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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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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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Rillero, Peter; Koerner, Mari; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Merrit, Joi; Farr, Wendy J. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Teachers need to be able to design and implement problem-based learning (PBL) experiences to help students master the content and the processes in new mathematics and science education standards. Due to the changed population of learners within schools, it is also critically important that teachers in the elementary grades have the abilities to…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Minorities, Mathematics Instruction
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Wijnen, Marit; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Smeets, Guus; Kroeze, Maarten J.; Van der Molen, Henk T. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
A few years ago, the Erasmus School of Law implemented problem-based learning (PBL) as an instructional method in the bachelor's program. Transition to a PBL program often brings some difficulties for the teaching staff. To find out whether the implementation at the Erasmus School of Law has been successful, students and teachers were asked about…
Descriptors: Law Students, Problem Based Learning, Law Schools, Curriculum Implementation
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Sipes, Shannon M. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Few of the papers published in journals and conference proceedings on problem-based learning (PBL) are empirical studies, and most of these use self-report as the measure of PBL (Beddoes, Jesiek, & Borrego, 2010). The current study provides a theoretically derived matrix for coding and classifying PBL that was objectively applied to official…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Problem Based Learning, Program Development, Test Construction
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Kumar, Rita; Refaei, Brenda – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Convinced of the power of PBL to promote students' critical thinking as demonstrated by its application across disciplines, we designed a series of problems for students in a second-year writing course. We collected samples of their writing before and after implementation of the problems. We were concerned about whether PBL pedagogy would…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Critical Thinking, Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hemker, Laura; Prescher, Claudia; Narciss, Susanne – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
Problem-based learning can have a great impact on the acquisition of practical knowledge, which is a central learning aim in the field of teacher education. Therefore, we implemented a problem-based learning approach in four seminars on educational assessment. In this paper, we outline our didactic design and discuss the results of the first…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Seminars, Educational Assessment, Teaching Methods
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