Problem-based learning

Sofie Loyens, Paul A. Kirschner, Fred Paas

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    Problem-based learning (PBL) represents a major development in educational practice that continues to impact both courses and disciplines worldwide. The chapter first outlines what PBL is and when, why, and how it developed. Next, I discuss what PBL aims to establish. The key elements of PBL are reviewed, followed by empirical research on the effects of PBL. Finally, it conclude the chapter with critical remarks and final notes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAPA Educational Psychology Handbook
    EditorsKaren R. Harris, Steve Graham, Tim Urdan, Adriana Bus, Sonya Major, H. Lee Swanson
    PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
    ISBN (Print)9781433809965
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    SeriesAPA Handbooks in Psychology Series


    • Problem based learning
    • emprirical results
    • learning
    • transfer


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