Enhancing Thinking through Problem-based Learning Approaches (eBook), 1st Edition

  • Oon-Seng Tan National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
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  • ISBN-10: 9814253553
  • ISBN-13: 9789814253550
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 210 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released April 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Many institutions worldwide have embarked on using problem-based learning (PBL) for educational reform and curricular innovation. This book captures the art and science of PBL from the perspectives of pedagogy, psychology and technology. The collection in this book provides international perspectives on how PBL practices can enhance thinking. The discussions are structured along three themes. The first is the psychology of cognition, metacognition, and self-regulated learning. The second is the idea of making thinking and mind visible through dialogue and inquiry. The third theme is the use of technology, which is not only a tool but also an important catalyst to enhance problem-based thinking. The contributions come from an international pool of highly experienced and qualified PBL practitioners who are themselves champions and pioneers of PBL projects in their own institutions.

Key features include:

  • Foreword by Professor George Watson, Unidel Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware
  • A first comprehensive edition that focuses on enhancing thinking through PBL
  • An innovative edition that captures key aspects of pedagogy, psychology and technology for effective PBL practices
  • An international edition that draws on contributions from well-known expertise in USA, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Chapters which provide a balance of research-based and practice-based information for innovating PBL curricula
  • A collection which provides an excellent affirmation of key ideas and principles of PBL across a spectrum of contexts

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Oon-Seng Tan

Oon-Seng Tan is a Professor of Psychological Studies at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof Tan has published extensively in areas pertaining to cognition, curriculum development, teaching and learning. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Educational Research for Policy & Practice. He was President of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) and President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS). Prof Tan was also Vice-President (Asia & Pacific Rim) of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology.