Problem-Based Learning is Compatible with Human Cognitive Architecture: Commentary on Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006)

@article{Schmidt2007ProblemBasedLI,
  title={Problem-Based Learning is Compatible with Human Cognitive Architecture: Commentary on Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006)},
  author={Henk G. Schmidt and Sofie M. M. Loyens and Tamara van Gog and Fred Paas},
  journal={Educational Psychologist},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={91 - 97}
}
Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006) suggest that unguided or minimally guided instructional approaches are less effective and efficient for novices than guided instructional approaches because they ignore the structures that constitute human cognitive architecture. While we concur with the authors on this point, we do not agree to their equation of problem-based learning with minimally guided instruction. In this commentary, we argue that problem-based learning is an instructional approach… 
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