PROBLEM LEARNING UNLEASHED THE POTENTIAL IN ME

Naledi S Nthomiwa

Abstract


Problem-based learning, which is an approach to learning that engages students in finding a solution to a complex problem, has continued to gain popularity in many disciplines, including nursing. This paper reports my experience of PBL as it was used in one graduate level course. Although the experience was initially frustrating for me, participating in a PBL course offering has been an eye opener for me as I have come to appreciate what I have always taken for granted. The experience has enhanced my critical thinking and problem solving skills, helped me realize and tap my talents as a leader, enhanced my collaboration and communication skills, as well as enhanced my ability to take control of my own learning.  I can confidently recommend PBL for graduate nursing education as I believe it can be instrumental in preparing competent, caring, and creative graduate who can successfully work in collaborative professional teams.


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