Problem-based learning (PBL) is a means to engage
students in learning through discovery. Students are presented with
a problem or scenario which they have to find a solution to.
Students normally work in groups and are facilitated by the tutor
to work their way through the problem. Instead of being given
information students have to explore, discuss and come to decisions
collectively to find the answers.
PBL is not about just solving problems but it is about
developing knowledge, skills and understanding. Designing a PBL
curriculum requires careful planning to ensure appropriate problems
are offered to meet the learning objectives of a programme.
Problem-based learning can be used as the learning strategy for an
entire curriculum or for a single module.
Following the success of the introductory master class about
problem-based learning led by Dr Jane Cronin-Davies, Senior
Lecturer in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences and Deputy
Director of the Research Centre for Occupation in Mental Health
last year, the follow-up master class 'Putting Problem-Based Learning into Practice'
will be held on 26 September 2012. If you have any
booking enquiries, please email email@example.com.