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Pecore, John L. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2013
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a constructivist method of instruction aligned with the science educational reform movement to increase scientific literacy for all Americans. As such, PBL instruction is an increasingly popular topic for professional development workshops offered to teachers in secondary learning environments. This research…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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Jones, Brett D.; Epler, Cory M.; Mokri, Parastou; Bryant, Lauren H.; Paretti, Marie C. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2013
We identified and examined how the instructional elements of problem-based learning capstone engineering courses affected students' motivation to engage in the courses. We employed a two-phase, sequential, explanatory, mixed methods research design. For the quantitative phase, 47 undergraduate students at a large public university completed a…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Curriculum, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Gallagher, Shelagh A.; Gallagher, James J. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2013
One goal of the US Department of Education-funded Project Insights was to see if the use of Problem-based Learning (PBL) would encourage students to reveal previously unseen academic potential. Two PBL units were taught to 271 sixth grade students in 13 classrooms. Afterwards, teachers identified students who demonstrated previously unseen…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Academic Ability, Grade 6, Units of Study
Brown, Scott W.; Lawless, Kimberly A.; Boyer, Mark A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2013
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional design approach for promoting student learning, understanding and knowledge development in context rich settings. Previous PBL research has primarily focused on face-to-face learning environments, but current technologies afford PBL designers the opportunities to create online, virtual, PBL…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Instructional Design, Blended Learning, Simulated Environment
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Summers, Emily J.; Dickinson, Gail – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
This longitudinal study focused on how project-based instruction (PBI) influenced secondary social studies students' academic achievement and promoted College and Career Readiness (CCR). We explored and compared student achievement in a PBI high school versus a traditional instruction high school within the same rural school district. While…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, High School Students, Academic Achievement
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Zwaal, Wichard; Otting, Hans – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
A concept map is a graphical tool to activate and elaborate on prior knowledge, to support problem solving, promote conceptual thinking and understanding, and to organize and memorize knowledge. The aim of this study is to determine if the use of concept mapping (CM) in a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum enhances the PBL process. The paper…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Problem Based Learning, College Freshmen, Educational Objectives
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Hallinger, Philip; Lu, Jiafang – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
This paper explores design issues to be considered in adapting the problem-based learning (PBL) for use in the context of East Asian higher education and tests its instructional effectiveness in a Master of Management degree program at a graduate school of business (GSB) in Thailand. The research analyzes course evaluation data obtained from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Education, Problem Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Bédard, Denis; Lison, Christelle; Dalle, Daniel; Côté, Daniel; Boutin, Noël – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
This paper presents results of a study conducted with undergraduate students involved in either problem- or project-based curricula (Medicine and Engineering, respectively) at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. The objective of the present research was to measure the impact of these innovative curricula on students' engagement and persistence…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Projects, Engineering Education, Medical Education
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Singaram, Veena S.; van der Vleuten, Cees P. M; Muijtjens, Arno M. M.; Dolmans, Diana H. J. M – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
Little is known about the influence of language background in problem-based learning (PBL) tutorial groups on group processes and students' academic achievement. This study investigated the relationship between language background, secondary school score, tutorial group processes, and students' academic achievement in PBL. A validated tutorial…
Descriptors: Correlation, Native Language, Problem Based Learning, Academic Achievement
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Liu, Min; Wivagg, Jennifer; Geurtz, Renata; Lee, Shih-Ting; Chang, Hyeseung Maria – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
This study examined how a group of ten middle school teachers implemented a technology enriched problem-based learning (PBL) environment. The goal was to understand their motivation, document their implementation techniques, and identify factors that teachers considered important in using technology-based PBL tools in their teaching. The analysis…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Curriculum
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Henry, Holly R.; Tawfik, Andrew A.; Jonassen, David H.; Winholtz, Robert A.; Khanna, Sanjeev – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
This qualitative case study examines the initial implementation of a problem-based version of an undergraduate course in materials science for the purpose of identifying areas of improvement to the curriculum prior to a planned second implementation. The course was designed around problems that students work in small teams to solve under the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Science Materials
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Cusack, Tara; O'Donoghue, Grainne; Butler, Marie-Louise; Blake, Catherine; O'Sullivan, Cliona; Smith, Kathryn; Sheridan, Ann; O'Neill, Geraldine – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
Patient care is complex and demands that health professionals work together effectively. Interprofessional education (IPE) encourages collaboration by educating students from different professions together. This study examined the effectiveness of IPE in terms of changing students' perceptions of teamwork, professional identity, role, competency…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Based Learning, Learning Modules
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Asghar, Anila; Ellington, Roni; Rice, Eric; Johnson, Francine; Prime, Glenda M. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
Science education scholars emphasize the significance of an integrative, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education that encourages students to learn about the natural world through exploration, inquiry, and problem-solving experiences. This article reports on a professional development program aimed at…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Science, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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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
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