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The Nature of Problem-based Learning

  • Kay Wilkie
Part of the Nurse Education in Practice book series (NEP)

Abstract

PBL is an instructional method in which students work in small groups to gain knowledge and acquire problem-solving skills. A major characteristic of PBL is that the problem is presented to the students before the material has been learned rather than after, as in the more traditional ‘problem-solving approach’. A second notable feature of PBL is that the problems are presented in the context in which students are likely to encounter the given (or a similar) problem in real life. It is this contextualisation of material which makes PBL an attractive strategy for the education of professionals (cf. Chapter 1).

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Nursing Student Academic Medicine Clinical Reasoning Skill Occupational Therapy Student Guide Discovery Learning 
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