Overcoming problems in problem‐based learning: a trial of strategies in an undergraduate unit

  title={Overcoming problems in problem‐based learning: a trial of strategies in an undergraduate unit},
  author={Iris Vardi and Marina Ciccarelli},
  journal={Innovations in Education and Teaching International},
  pages={345 - 354}
  • I. Vardi, M. Ciccarelli
  • Published 10 October 2008
  • Psychology
  • Innovations in Education and Teaching International
Professionally oriented tertiary‐level courses such as allied health courses in Australia are under pressure from both their professions and the federal government to provide educational outcomes that prepare graduates for the workplace. This has resulted in a number of allied courses adopting problem‐based learning (PBL), a teaching approach in which students can gain knowledge through solving real‐life work‐based problems. Problems with the approach, however, have been reported in the… 
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