New study discusses interdisciplinary, problem-based pedagogy project in US


A newly published article in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning discusses the results of the Common Problems Project (CP2), a problem-based pedagogy that was launched in 2015 by four partner colleges in the State University of New York system. In CP2, instructors from different fields identify a real-world problem and pair their classes to allow students to work in teams to develop solutions. The researchers found that students who participated in the project scored 8.8% higher on a post-test evaluating their problem-solving abilities. The article also discusses successful logistical strategies in regards to faculty recruitment, class selection, scheduling, team formation and mentoring, and assignment types and grading. JSTL| JSTL (Article) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.