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ERIC Number: EJ1212114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1541-5015
Developing Clinical Reasoning Skills through Argumentation with the Concept Map Method in Medical Problem-Based Learning
Si, Jihyun; Kong, Hyun-Hee; Lee, Sang-Hwa
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v13 n1 Article 5 Mar 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 model of argument was utilized as a structure for arguments. The study also explored whether there would be any differences between the first-and second-year medical students. Ninety-five medical students participated in this study, and they took two PBL modules. During PBL, they were asked as a group to construct concept maps based on their argumentation about a case under discussion. Before and after each PBL, they were asked to write individual clinical problem-solving tests. One-way, within-subjects ANOVAs were conducted to examine the quality of arguments and clinical problem-solving performance in three individual tests. The results provided evidence that utilizing argumentation with the concept map method during PBL positively affects the development of clinical reasoning skills by individual students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea