This chapter discusses the underpinning theoretical considerations necessary to implement an effective PBL (Problem Based Learning) environment. It first defines what is meant by an engineer and the attributes expected by the profession. It goes on to discuss the various interpretations of PBL. This is followed by looking at schema theory and how it relates to CLT (Cognitive Load Theory). The final theoretical aspect of the chapter discusses how schema theory and cognitive load theory can be used to inform learner development within a PBL environment. Finally, an inverted trapezoidal model of learner development and learning design is offered as a guide to designing an effective PBL environment.
|Title of host publication||Problem-based learning: perspectives, methods and challenges|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - May 2016|
- Cognitive load theory
- Problem based learning
- Schema theory