“This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 25 number 8, Author: Samy A. Azer, "Problem-Based Learning in the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grades: Assessment of Students' Perceptions", Pages 1033-1042, Copyright Elsevier (November 2009)”.
This study examined the effects of students' characteristics (gender, age, and first-language spoken at home) on their perceptions about problem-based learning (PBL).
The study revealed that students from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades perceived PBL in a positive way but there were significant differences between the grades.
The resources identified by students as the most useful to their self-directed learning in the PBL unit varied between these grades. However, other parameters such as gender and first-language spoken at home did not have effects on students' perceptions.