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Scaffolding Diagnostic Reasoning in Case-Based Learning Environments

Journal of Computing in Higher Education Volume 8, Number 1, ISSN 1042-1726


Computer-delivered, case-based instruction can provide medical students with valuable clinical diagnostic experiences before encountering real patients. Diagnosis requires physicians to understand and use causal reasoning for prediction. Such reasoning may be scaffolded in the design of computerized learning environments. Scaffolding of causal reasoning in initial diagnoses, determination of etiology, and differential diagnosis in platelet-related problems is described. (Author/MSE)


Jonassen, D.H. (1996). Scaffolding Diagnostic Reasoning in Case-Based Learning Environments. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 8(1), 48-68. Retrieved May 23, 2019 from .

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