Enhancing inquiry-based learning environments with the power of problem-based learning to teach 21st century skills

Huijser, Henk and Kek, Megan Y. C. A. and Terwijn, Ruth (2015) Enhancing inquiry-based learning environments with the power of problem-based learning to teach 21st century skills. In: Inquiry-based learning for science, technology, engineering, and math (Stem) programs: a conceptual and practical resource for educators. Innovations in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning, 4. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 301-320. ISBN 978-1-78441-850-2

Abstract

This chapter provides an outline of how the essential elements of Problem-based Learning (PBL) can be adapted to enhance inquiry-based learning environments and in the process teach 21st century skills. It uses a case study of a first year nursing course at a regional Australian university to show how essential PBL elements can be adapted in an ‘ePBL’ context, following five ePBL steps. Overall, it is argued that a carefully mapped out set of learning outcomes, and PBL problems designed as inquiry-based activities, provide a ‘liquid learning’ environment that will ultimately prepare confident graduates who will be able to take full advantage of the 21st century learning and professional contexts in which they find themselves.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Learning and Teaching Support
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 02:55
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 02:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem-based learning; e-problem-based learning; 21st century skills; inquiry-based learning; learning environment
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/S2055-364120150000004017
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27964

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