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Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective

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  • Source:
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v10 n1 Article 8 Apr 2016. 19 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1541-5015.1565
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Purdue University Press. Stewart Center Room 370, 504 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Tel: 800-247-6553; Fax: 419-281-6883; e-mail: pupress@purdue,edu; Web site: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/ijpbl/
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1541-5015
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      South Korea
    • Abstract:
      How people learn is influenced by the cultural contexts in which their learning occurs. This qualitative case study explored challenges Korean medical students and tutors experienced during their PBL sessions from a cultural perspective using Hofstede's cultural dimensions. Twelve preclinical medical students and nine tutors from a large Korean medical school participated in interviews. The interview data were analyzed using the constant comparative method and classified according to Hofstede's cultural dimensions. Twenty-two themes emerged within the following overarching categories: large power distance (6 themes), high uncertainty avoidance (6), individualism (3), collectivism (4), and masculinity/short-term orientation (3). This article discusses culturally responsive solutions with regard to each cultural dimension, which would help overcome these challenges and enhance the experiences of students and tutors with PBL.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      79
    • Physical Description:
      19
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2016
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1101386
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JU, H. et al. Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, [s. l.], v. 10, n. 1, 2016. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1101386&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 6 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ju H, Choi I, Rhee BD, Tae-Lee J. Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning. 2016;10(1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1101386&custid=s8280428. Accessed June 6, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ju, H., Choi, I., Rhee, B. D., & Tae-Lee, J. (2016). Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 10(1).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ju, Hyunjung, Ikseon Choi, Byoung Doo Rhee, and Jong Tae-Lee. 2016. “Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning 10 (1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1101386&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Ju, H. et al. (2016) ‘Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective’, Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 10(1). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1101386&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 6 June 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ju, H, Choi, I, Rhee, BD & Tae-Lee, J 2016, ‘Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective’, Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, vol. 10, no. 1, viewed 6 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ju, Hyunjung, et al. “Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, vol. 10, no. 1, Apr. 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1101386&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ju, Hyunjung, Ikseon Choi, Byoung Doo Rhee, and Jong Tae-Lee. “Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning 10, no. 1 (April 1, 2016). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1101386&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ju H, Choi I, Rhee BD, Tae-Lee J. Challenges Experienced by Korean Medical Students and Tutors during Problem-Based Learning: A Cultural Perspective. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning [Internet]. 2016 Apr 1 [cited 2020 Jun 6];10(1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1101386&custid=s8280428