PROBLEM BASED LEARNING ACTIVATES INNER POTENTIALS AND BROADENS THE MIND

Thato Keitebetse

Abstract


Problem-based learning (PBL) learning has its roots in several learning theories; notably the constructivism theory. It is an approach to learning in which the problems act as the context and driving force for learning, which occurs in small groups. PBL has been said to enhance student’s motivation for learning, deeper understanding of the subject, and development of high order cognitive skills. The purpose of this write up is to share my experience of PBL. PBL increased my interest in the subject as I read extensively. My learning came to be motivated not only by a desire to pass the course but also by the need to satisfy my own curiosity for knowledge and my personal development. Team learning and team leadership helped me to learn to work with and manage people with diverse attitudes and skill levels. I would recommend PBL mainly for its ability to broaden the mind.


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