Meta-Synthesis of Learning Outcomes
This graphic represents a synthesis of findings from studies of problem based learning. The graphic summarizes data from eight meta-analyses, each including ten or more PBL studies. It appears that PBL is more effective than traditional instruction for most outcomes. A few short-term knowledge assessments show a negative impact for PBL, while other outcomes show a benefit for PBL use. The powerpoint contains a stand-alone version of this graphic and the original graphic article.
Meta-Analyses of PBL Outcomes
One type of PBL Outcomes research involves combining the results of many studies into one meta-analysis. The following articles from a special issue of…