W. A. M. Alwis

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This paper outlines how PBL will be adapted to suit the needs of an educational institution focused on developing technical manpower. The core organising principle for the design and implementation of a fully integrated first year PBL curriculum is a one-day one-problem approach. This approach entails students working exclusively on one problem per day.(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the stability of three distinct tutor behaviors (1) use of subject-matter expertise, (2) social congruence and (3) cognitive congruence, in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment. The data comprised the input from 16,047 different students to a survey of 762 tutors administered in three consecutive semesters.(More)
Setting Problem-based learning (PBL) as a method of instruction in the health sciences has attracted considerable attention over the years (Barrows 1996; Colliver 2000; Norman 2002). Research in this field has predominantly focused on curriculum comparisons between PBL and more conventional instructional methods, with only limited interest in what happens(More)
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