I believe to prepare students for jobs that haven’t been created yet, we need to teach them how to be great problem solvers so that they’ll be ready for anything. One way to do this is by teaching content and skills using real-world case studies, a learning model that’s focused on reflection during the problem-solving process. This is similar to project-based learning, but PBL is more focused on students creating a product. The Problem-Based Learning appears like an innovative educative proposal, that is characterized so that the learning is student centered, promoting significant learning as well as the development of a number of important skills and abilities in the present professional surroundings. The process is developed on the basis of small work groups which go through a cooperative learning process, in order to search for a track to solve an initial complex and challenging problem, proposed by the teacher, with the objective to propitiate the self-learning of the students. The professor becomes a facilitator of the learning process.
I believe all educational departments and programs should enforce the use a PBL . For instance, in religious study, the students are enforce to solve increases of violence because of religious beliefs, in computing, the students should be enforced to analyze and breakdown problem in programming that are related to academic activity.
PBL is good to capture and bridge down theoretical concept with industrial practice. This makes the class activity more alive and synchronized with learning objective. Higher institution or lower should applied this interesting method on practical or theoretical issues that might endorse student critical thinking.
Research in educational psychology has found that traditional educational approaches (e.g., lectures) do not lead to a high rate of knowledge retention. Despite intense efforts on the part of both students and teachers, most material learned through lectures is soon forgotten, and natural problem solving abilities may actually be impaired. In fact, studies have shown that in 90 days, students forget 90% of everything they have been told. Motivation in such traditional classroom environments is also usually low. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of PBL is that students genuinely enjoy the process of learning. PBL is a challenging program which makes the study of organization design and change intriguing for students because they are motivated to learn by a need to understand and solve real managerial problems. The relevance of information learned is readily apparent; students become aware of a need for knowledge as they work to resolve the problems.