The mechanism underlying and factors affecting the effectiveness of problem-based learning in the visual arts classroom

Chung Yim LAU, Michael-Donald SU

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Abstract

Problem-based learning (PBL) is considered by many educators and researchers to be an effective mode of instruction in a wide range of subjects and disciplines. PBL has now become a catchphrase used ubiquitously in educational settings. But how is PBL implemented? What is the mechanism underlying PBL? What are the factors that affect the effectiveness of PBL? The aim of this paper is to provide answers to these questions in the context of visual arts education. We also present and evaluate some of the findings from a recent study that explored the relationship between problem solving, intellectual abilities and motivation in Hong Kong schools. It is hoped that the discussions will encourage educators and researchers to reconsider the theory and practice of PBL.
問題導向學習(PBL)是眾多學科領域教育工作者及研究者公認有效的教學模式。在教育界更是蔚為風潮,炙手可熱。但是,PBL 該如何實行?PBL 的運作機制又是什麼?哪些因素影響 PBL 的運作效能?本文旨在視覺藝術教育環境中提出解答,也會介紹及評估近期一份報告的結果,探討香港學校教育中問題解決、智識能力、動機間的關係。我們希望這些討論能鼓勵教育工作者及研究者,重新思考 PBL 的理論與實踐狀況。 Copyright © 2015 NTAEC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-68
JournalThe International Journal of Arts Education
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Citation

Lau, C.-Y., & Su, M.-D. (2015). The mechanism underlying and factors affecting the effectiveness of problem-based learning in the visual arts classroom. The International Journal of Arts Education, 13(2), 31-68.

Keywords

  • Factors
  • Mechanism
  • Problem-based learning
  • School banding
  • Visual arts
  • 因素
  • 機制
  • 問題導向學習
  • 學校派位
  • 視覺藝術
  • Alt. title: 問題導向學習效能在視覺藝術課程中的運作機制與影響因素

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