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Hendry, Gillian; Wiggins, Sally; Anderson, Tony – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
As mobile phone technology becomes more advanced, so too does its presence in everyday life. Research has shown, for instance, that students are using their mobile phones in classroom settings, a practice that holds both potential advantages and disadvantages. In group work, these interactions may have consequences for group dynamics in that…
Descriptors: Interaction, Problem Based Learning, Handheld Devices, Tutorial Programs
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Smith, Mike; Cook, Kathryn – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
The impact of problem-based learning (PBL) in improving academic achievement comparedwith other forms of teaching is equivocal. This paper argues that poor tutorial preparation and vague reporting of the brainstorming stage of PBL are major contributing factors. To address these issues this study incorporated a scaffolding mechanism into the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Academic Achievement, Attendance
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Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
The theme of this special issue is timely as the world becomes increasingly flat and globally connected (Friedman, 2007). By focusing on an international perspective in problem-based learning (PBL), it puts culture squarely in the center, whether it is a national or disciplinary culture. The articles in this special issue represent Thailand, South…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries