problem-based learning


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problem-based learning

an instructional strategy designed to develop critical thinking skills through the presentation of real-life clinical situations assessed and explored by students working in collaborative groups with faculty, other clinician experts, and their peer group.

problem-based learning

A socratic instruction strategy in which groups of students are presented with clinical problems without prior study or lectures, a method which has long been lauded for its ability to teach students how to think.

problem-based learning

Medical education An instruction strategy in which groups of students are presented with clinical problems without prior study or lectures. See Cooperative learning.
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Norman (1988) explains that teaching problem-solving skills is different from problem-based learning, the purpose of which is to accumulate concepts in the context of a clinical problem.
The Center for Problem-Based Learning at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy was one of the early K-12 promoters of problem-based learning.
Problem-based learning is an educational method that differs from the traditional means of presenting knowledge in a lecture by providing students in small groups with a problem that acts as a trigger to stimulate development of their own learning goals.
Although limited implementations of problem-based learning in specific components of teacher education courses have been reported (Gibson & Gibson, 1995; Ritchie, Norris, & Chestnutt, 1995), as yet, there appear to be no published instances of wider application of PBL to an entire teacher education course.
Course content demands are even more pressing when time-hungry techniques such as problem-based learning are employed in the classroom.
It is notable that the highest scoring item was, "I would like to do more problem-based learning," indicating that the students are interested in more exposure to the learning method.
Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Critical Thinking Ability and Content Knowledge of Secondary Agriculture Students.
Key Words: problem-based learning, facilitation, scenarios, medical education
How the design and implementation of problem-solving tools used in programming instruction are complementary with both the fundamental theories of problem-based learning (PBL) and the pedagogy and practices of distributed education environments is examined.
The aim of the workshop was to help the educators develop the skill to write effective cases, trigger problem-based learning packages to support learning and conduct PBL session for undergraduate medical curriculum.
Such forms of learning are characterized by disciplinary integration, experiential learning, and problem-based learning.

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