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Using Problem-based Learning: New Constellations for the 21st Century.

Savin-Baden, Maggi (2014) Using Problem-based Learning: New Constellations for the 21st Century. The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 25 (3&4). pp. 197-219. ISSN 1052-4800

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The author argues that there is still too much teaching to the test, and the consequence is growing constellations of problem-based learning (PBL). Today, what passes for PBL practice often seems more like guidelines than any kind of reasoned pedagogy. While at one level the range of variations shows the value and flexibility of PBL as an accommodating, adaptable, and culturally relevant approach to learning, there is relatively little understanding of
the impact of these different constellations on student engagement and learning. Nevertheless, these diverse constellations of PBL need to be delineated and understood. The author outlines the constellations, but also suggests that there are a number of issues that have not been considered in relation to the use of PBL.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: problem-based learning, PBL, student engagement, learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Maggi Savin-Baden
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 09:23
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:05

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