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Keywords:

  • Teaching/*methods;
  • *Problem solving;
  • Learning;
  • Education;
  • medical;
  • undergraduate

Summary

Problem-based learning is an instructional method that is said to provide students with knowledge suitable for problem solving. In order to test this assertion the process of problem-based learning is described and measured against three principles of learning: activation of prior knowledge, elaboration and encoding specificity. Some empirical evidence regarding the approach is presented.