Biomedical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Puzzle-Based versus Traditional Lecture: Comparing the Effects of Pedagogy on Academic Performance in an Undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 6-23-2015

Abstract

A traditional lecture-based pedagogy conveys information and content while lacking sufficient development of critical thinking skills and problem solving. A puzzle-based pedagogy creates a broader contextual framework, and fosters critical thinking as well as logical reasoning skills that can then be used to improve a student’s performance on content specific assessments. This paper describes a pedagogical comparison of traditional lecture-based teaching and puzzle-based teaching in a Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab.

Publication Title

BMC Medical Education

Volume

15

First Page

107

Last Page

107