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Hendry, Adam; Hays, Gavin; Challinor, Kurt; Lynch, Daniel – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2017
The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the introduction, implementation, evolution, hybridization, and initial research into the constructivist instructional models deployed within a secondary (high) school in Australia. A concomitant aim is to relate some of the consequences of whole school pedagogical change, which have included the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Skinner, Vicki J.; Braunack-Mayer, Annette; Winning, Tracey A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
A problem-based learning (PBL) assumption is that silence is incompatible with collaborative learning. Although sociocultural studies have reinterpreted silence as collaborative, we must understand how silence occurs in PBL groups. This essay presents students' explanations of dominance, leadership, and silence as PBL group roles. An ethnographic…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Power Structure
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Almajed, Abdulaziz; Skinner, Vicki; Peterson, Ray; Winning, Tracey – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
Collaborative learning (CL), a core component of inquiry-based learning approaches, aims to support students' development of key skills (e.g., working in multidisciplinary teams). To design effective CL activities, we need to understand students' perceptions about CL. However, few studies have examined students' understandings of CL. This…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes, Active Learning
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Skinner, Vicki J.; Braunack-Mayer, Annette; Winning, Tracey A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2015
Groups are central to problem-based learning (PBL) and educational and professional outcomes relevant to clinical education. However, PBL groups in practice may differ from theoretical conceptions of groups. Therefore, this study explored students' understandings of the purpose and value of PBL groups for their learning. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Epistemology, Student Attitudes
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Remedios, Louisa; Clarke, David; Hawthorne, Lesleyanne – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2008
PBL is described as small-group collaborative learning; however, literature on how collaboration is enacted in PBL contexts is limited. A two-year ethnographic study examined the experiences and responses of Asian students to the obligations of PBL in a Western context. Participant-observation, videotape data, and video-stimulated recall…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Ethnography, Asians