Leveling up & Mastery: Harnessing Student Energy for Learning
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Problem-based learning can serve as a solution to a number of problems in post-secondary education. This short presentation compels instructors to consider how they will utilize problem-based learning ...

Problem-based learning can serve as a solution to a number of problems in post-secondary education. This short presentation compels instructors to consider how they will utilize problem-based learning in their classrooms.

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  • Leveling Up & Mastery…Harnessing student energy for learning Anna Bohlinger, MS, LAMFT @annab_mft
  • The Problem(s)• Students: – Are disengaged from materials. – Doubt Relevance.• Academia: – Does disciplines over interdisciplinary – Competing agendas: are we building philosophers or workers?• Professors stand in the gap.
  • One solution: Problem Based Learning (PBL)• “… Students learn about a subject through the experience of problem solving” (Wikipedia).
  • Process of PBL (Hmelo-Silver, 2004) Page 237
  • Traditional Education Problem Based Learning • Better performance • Poorer performance on basic science on basic science exams exams • Poorer performance • Better performance on clinicals & on clinicals & problem solving problem solving • Data-Driven • Hypothesis Driven Reasoning: Great Reasoning: Great for experts & for approaching familiar problems new problems • Learning= • Learning= “Graduating” “Leveling” Wright, 2000; Nandi, et al., 2000
  • You need the pieces &the ability to put them together.
  • How will you know that your studentsare ready to put the pieces together?
  • References• Hmelo-Silver, C.E. (2004). Problem-based learning: What and how do study learn? Educational Psychology Review, 16(3), 235-266.• Nandi, P.L., Chan, J.N.F., Chan, C.P.K., Chan, P., & Chan, L.P.K. (2000). Undergraduate medical education: Comparison of problem-based learning and conventional teaching. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 6, 301-306.• Wright, M.C. (2000) Getting more out of less: The benefits of short-term experiential learning in undergraduate sociology courses. Teaching Sociology, 28(2), 116-126.