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Problem-based learning: Implementing project work in biology through ill-structured problems
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Chin, C., & Chia, L. G. (2004). Problem-based learning: Implementing project work in biology through ill-structured problems. In L. C. Chew (Ed.), Innovation & enterprise: Education for the new economy: Proceedings for the ERAS Conference (pp. 266-276). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
This case study investigated how secondary 3 students carried out project work in biology via
problem-based learning that made use of ill-structured problems. Students first identified their own problems for investigation and then worked in groups to solve the problems. Data sources included observations of students at work, interviews, students' written work, as well as audio and videotapes of students engaged in group work. Issues and challenges related to the use of ill-structured problems were identified, and implications for the implementation of problem-based learning in project work are discussed. These issues pertained to students identifying a problem for study, students' questions and their learning pathways, and the methods of inquiry that students engaged in.
This paper was published in the Proceedings of ERAS Conference held in Singapore from 24-26 November 2004
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