Part I Introduction .- 1. Learning Theories and Problem-based Learning; Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver and Catherine Eberbach .- Part II Investigating the Achievement in Student Learning Outcomes in PBL Programmes .- 2. A Backward Glance, the Forward Gaze: Evaluation in Problem-based Courses; Karen Toulouse, Robert Spaziani and Patangi K. Rangachari .- 3. Comparisons in Basic Science Learning Outcomes between Students in PBL and Traditional Dental Curricula at the Same Dental School; Charles F. Shuler .- 4. Experiences from Two Swedish Speech and Language Pathology Education Programmes Using Different Approaches to Problem-based Learning; Christina Samuelsson, Inger Lundeborg and Anita McAllister .- 5. The Influence of Two PBL Curricula Contexts on First-year Students' Understandings of PBL, Approaches to Learning and Outcomes; Tracey Winning, Vicki Skinner, Angela Kinnell, Grant Townsend, Gunnel Svensäter, Madeleine Rohlin and Julia Davies .- 6. Learning Styles and Academic Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study on the Impact of a Problem-based Learning Curriculum; Ciara O'Toole .- Part III Researching New Technologies for PBL Curriculum Design.- 7. Multimodality in Problem-based Learning (PBL): An International Ethnography; Susan Bridges, Michael Botelho, Judith L. Green and Anson C. M. Chau .- 8. The Changing Face of Problem-based Learning: Social networking and Interprofessional Collaboration; Evelyn L. C. Howe and Marc Aurel Schnabel .- 9. Effects of Video Triggers on the PBL Process; Lap Ki Chan, Jingyan Lu, Mary S. M. Ip and Amber L. M. Yip .- Part IV Exploring 'Inside' the PBL Tutorial Process .- 10. Japanese First-year PBL Students' Learning Processes: A Classroom Discourse Analysis; Rintaro Imafuku .- 11. Sounds of Silence: Examining Silence in Problem-based Learning (PBL) in Asia; Jun Jin .- 12. Getting on with Each Other: PBL Group Dynamics and Function; Vicki Skinner, Annette Braunack-Mayer and Tracey Winning .- 13. PBL Tutorials in a Hybrid Curriculum: Opportunities and Challenges; Sigrid Harendza, Olaf Kuhnigk, Franziska Puttnies and Sven Anders .- Part V Conclusion .- 14. The Next Generation: Research Directions in PBL; Susan Bridges, Tara Whitehill and Colman McGrath .- Appendices.- Index.