On Problem-Based Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

نوع مقاله: مقاله علمی - پژوهشی

نویسندگان

1 دانشگاه هاوایى

2 دانشگاه هاوایی

3 Tides Education

چکیده

In this paper, we present an overview of Problem-based Learning and discuss the possibility of adopting this method for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The authors have been recently
awarded a National Science Foundation grant to implement and examine this approach. Developثd in medical field in 1969, Problem-based learning (PBL) has been presented as an alternative, innovative, and yet essential approach to learning. PBL has prevailed ever since and spread beyond the medical disciplines. PBL introduces a change in the delivery of instruction. In an attempt to enhance and optimize the educational outcomes, PBL focuses on an active, integrated, self-directed, collaborative student-centered environment. In this environment, the delivery of instruction is moved from the traditional teacher-centered approach to the involvement of peer teaching and learning in small groups where learning happens through the social construction of knowledge using a real-world problem. A clear understanding of PBL basic tenets, practices
and philosophy are the basis of implementation.

کلیدواژه‌ها


عنوان مقاله [English]

On Problem-Based Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

نویسندگان [English]

  • Amirhossein Amiraslani 1
  • Melissa Bonnin 2
  • Lui Hokoana 2
  • Nahid Nariman 3
1 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Department, University of Hawaii-Maui College, Kahului, HI 96732
2 University of Hawaii-Maui College, Kahului, HI 96732
3 Director of Research for Transformative Inquiry Design for Effective Schools and Systems (TIDES), and the Assistant Faculty, University of phoenix, San Diego, CA
چکیده [English]

In this paper, we present an overview of Problem-based Learning and discuss the possibility of adopting this method for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The authors have been recently
awarded a National Science Foundation grant to implement and examine this approach. Developثd in medical field in 1969, Problem-based learning (PBL) has been presented as an alternative, innovative, and yet essential approach to learning. PBL has prevailed ever since and spread beyond the medical disciplines. PBL introduces a change in the delivery of instruction. In an attempt to enhance and optimize the educational outcomes, PBL focuses on an active, integrated, self-directed, collaborative student-centered environment. In this environment, the delivery of instruction is moved from the traditional teacher-centered approach to the involvement of peer teaching and learning in small groups where learning happens through the social construction of knowledge using a real-world problem. A clear understanding of PBL basic tenets, practices
and philosophy are the basis of implementation.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • Problem-Based Learning
  • STEM Education
  • Industrial Problems
  • Constructionism
  • Situated Learning