Promoting Skills for Innovation in Higher Education: A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning and of Teaching Behaviours (2014)

OECD Working Paper No. 100

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This report examines the current evidence on the effectiveness of problem-based learning, compared with more traditional approaches in higher education teaching, and explores the extent to which problem-based learning can be an effective way to develop both discipline-specific and transferable skills for innovation.

The authors note that research, primarily from the field of medicine, shows that problem-based learning appears to be beneficial in fostering certain aspects of skills for innovation. As well, they discuss the literature on direct teaching behaviours that may help foster student learning in more traditional teaching settings.

Despite the promising evidence linking problem-based learning and effective teaching in higher education to certain aspects of skills for innovation, more work is needed in this area, they say. There is strong potential for further research to provide additional important insights into the development of skills for innovation.

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Sabine Hoidn and Kiira Kärkkäinen. Promoting Skills for Innovation in Higher Education: A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning and of Teaching Behaviours 2014. Web. 9 Aug. 2020 <http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/promoting-skills-for-innovation-in-higher-education_5k3tsj67l226-en>
Sabine Hoidn & Kiira Kärkkäinen (2014). Promoting Skills for Innovation in Higher Education: A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning and of Teaching Behaviours. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/promoting-skills-for-innovation-in-higher-education_5k3tsj67l226-en
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