Bringing Problem-Based Learning to Higher Education: Theory and Practice: New Directions for Teaching and Learning / Edition 1

Bringing Problem-Based Learning to Higher Education: Theory and Practice: New Directions for Teaching and Learning / Edition 1

by Luann Wilkerson
     
 

Problem-based learning has become a widespread teaching methodology in disciplines where students must learn to apply knowledge, not just acquire it. This volume describes the basics of the method, along with the variables that affect its success. The chapters provide examples of its application in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, business, education,… See more details below

Overview

Problem-based learning has become a widespread teaching methodology in disciplines where students must learn to apply knowledge, not just acquire it. This volume describes the basics of the method, along with the variables that affect its success. The chapters provide examples of its application in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, business, education, engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. The authors make a persuasive argument that professional fields as well as academic fields would find much to recommAnd PBL as a standard teaching method. This is the 68th issue of New Directions for Teaching and Learning. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787999346
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/17/1996
Series:
J-B TL Single Issue Teaching and Learning Series, #66
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Notes1
1Problem-Based Learning in Medicine and Beyond: A Brief Overview3
2Connecting Problem-Based Practices with Educational Theory13
3Tutors and Small Groups in Problem-Based Learning: Lessons from the Literature23
4Problem-Based Learning in Business Education: Curriculum Design and Implementation Issues33
5The Power of Problem-Based Learning in Teaching Introductory Science Courses43
6Problem-Based Learning in Leadership Education53
7Twenty-Up: Problem-Based Learning with a Large Group63
8Time Expenditure, Workload, and Student Satisfaction in Problem-Based Learning73
9An Active Approach to Calculus83
10Problem-Based Learning for Large Classes in Chemical Engineering91
11Concluding Comments101
Index105

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