Journal article

Classroom discourse in problem-based learning classrooms in the health sciences

Robyn Woodward-Kron, Louisa Remedios

Australian Review of Applied Linguistics | John Benjamins Publishing Company | Published : 2007


Classroom discourse analysis has contributed to understandings of the nature of student-teacher interactions, and how learning takes place in the classroom; however, much of this work has been undertaken in teacher-directed learning contexts. Student-centred classrooms such as problem-based learning (PBL) approaches are increasingly common in professional disciplines such as the health sciences and medicine. With the globalisation of education, health science and medical education, PBL classrooms are often sites of considerable linguistic and cultural diversity, yet little is known from a classroom discourse perspective about the language demands of PBL. This paper examines the ways in which..

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