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Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'05) - Track 1
Big Island, Hawaii
January 03-January 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2268-8
Ben Martz, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Morgan Shepherd, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
This paper attempts to create a research cycle for Problem Based Learning and in so doing help substantiate the use of PBL in business school environments. The paper starts with a review of learning and memory in order to extract key concepts needed for the analysis. Memory concepts extracted centered on the concept of analogy or metaphor and of memory optimizing constructs such as scripts and templates. The processes of assimilation and appropriation were learning concepts retrieved. Second, the overlap between action research and PBL was used to derive an action research cycle for PBL. Next, the cycle's viability was demonstrated by mapping an actual PBL activity to the new cycle. Finally, the paper positions PBL and more specifically, the research cycle for PBL, in light of the ongoing changes in the general business school environment. In total, the paper presents a model for using and justifying PBL in business curricula.
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Ben Martz, Morgan Shepherd, "Problem Based Learning and the Business School Environment," hicss, vol. 1, pp.40a, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'05) - Track 1, 2005
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