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Student Perceptıons and Experıences of Problem-Based Learnıng in Fırst Year Undergraduate Sports Therapy

Leddington Wright,, S., Duncan, M. and Savin-Baden, Maggi (2015) Student Perceptıons and Experıences of Problem-Based Learnıng in Fırst Year Undergraduate Sports Therapy. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education., 17. pp. 39-49. ISSN 1473-8376

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Problem-based learning (PBL) has long been used as a means to foster critical thinking and student autonomy. However, few studies have investigated the effectiveness of PBL in Sports Therapy. The aim of this study was to examine first year Sports Therapy students' perceptions of PBL. Results revealed that students perceived PBL as vocationally relevant, by enabling them to work in and across groups, whilst also engaging with a wider range and depth of information compared to more traditional methods of curriculum delivery. External observations of the lecturers input sessions were made by an impartial re- searcher. The implications of the study are that PBL appears to be a professionally suitable and appropriate learning modality for Sports Therapy students.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: student autonomy, vocationally relevant, curriculum
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Maggi Savin-Baden
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 11:20
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:10

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