Commentary for the Special Issue: PBL Scholarship: Building on the Educational Vision of Howard Barrows

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Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, Vol: 7, Issue: 1

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Ertmer, Peggy A.
Purdue University (bepress); Purdue University Press
Howard Barrows; commentary; problem-based learning; PBL; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Methods; Medical Education
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In this commentary, I discuss each of the seven articles included in this special issue, which, as a collection, honor the impact of Howard Barrows’ vision on the scholarship and practice of problem-based learning (PBL). Collectively, these articles represent a variety of contexts, content areas, delivery formats, and structures in PBL implementations and research. Each article is examined and evaluated for specific information that practitioners and researchers may use in their future PBL efforts.