Problem-based Learning Innovation (eBook), 1st Edition

  • Oon-Seng Tan National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
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  • ISBN-10: 9814253545
  • ISBN-13: 9789814253543
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 162 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released April 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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In attempting to innovate learning and prepare a new generation for the demands of a knowledge-based economy, many training institutions and schools have embarked on the use of problem-based learning (PBL) approaches. This book explains why PBL has become an innovation in education. The author provides readers with an updated and holistic perspective of how to practically infuse PBL into the curricula.

Key features include:

  • Foreword by Michele Marincovich, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University
  • Provides a big picture of educational challenges and the relevance of PBL. It explains the "whys" of PBL from developments in pedagogy and insights drawn from psychology
  • Gives clear illustrations of PBL cycles, PBL processes and facilitation of key stages
  • Special emphasis on the infusion of higher-order thinking and cognitive coaching, the design of PBL problems, and strategic use of PBL in the curriculum
  • Also included are PBL in relation to internet communication technologies and e-learning, understanding the needs of students and their experiences, and pointers for implementing PBL projects
  • Written in a user-friendly approach by one of the foremost experts on PBL
  • Incorporates a wealth of ideas gleaned from many PBL trials and implementations of projects across various disciplines and educational levels

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.