The Nexus of Problem-Based Learning and Learning Technology: Does It Enable Transformative Practice?

Donnelly, Roisin (2009) The Nexus of Problem-Based Learning and Learning Technology: Does It Enable Transformative Practice? ISSN 1027-5207

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Abstract

This paper describes a qualitative study which took place over a two year period with academic staff engaged on a blended Masters programme delivered with the learning environment based around problem-based learning. At the pedagogical level, transformative practice has the potential to engage students as critical thinkers, by encouraging them to be both participatory and active. By exploring the application of Mezirow's transformative pedagogy framework on blended problem-based learning (PBL), it is hoped that the transformative dimension of this pedagogy is clarified with respect to the role it plays in the development of individuals, Inherent in this is the role given to e-learning technologies, supporting peer-to-peer collaboration in PBL groups as well as learners' autonomy and responsibility for learning. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2015 08:53
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2015 08:55
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3918

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