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Albanese, Mark A.; Dast, Laura – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Over the past 30 years, problem-based learning (PBL) has become a major force in health professions education and even in the broader educational world. This article focuses on the outcomes that have been found from using PBL in the health professions based on at least 20 reviews done since 1990. The outcomes identified in these reviews are…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Evidence, Health, Health Education
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Grassian, D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The author argues that while outcomes assessment may be an imperfect process, if completed in a systematic and deliberative manner, it can help determine the overall direction, culture, and success of an academic department. Most important, assessment can spark meaningful pedagogical and curricular discussions that can lead to substantive academic…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Accreditation (Institutions), Evaluation Utilization, Accountability
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Bernauer, James A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Describes a teaching method based on the need to identify important learning outcomes and integrate them throughout all stages of the teaching-learning cycle. Stages include pretesting, classroom instruction, outcomes, and long-term impacts. A fundamental principle is that students know what outcomes are expected and that teachers and students…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Strategies