Problem based learning

Problem based learningWhereas in traditional teaching a lecturer would give students information or the 'answers', in problem based learning you present students with a problem rather than a solution. This allows students to become more active in their learning as they work out which information they need to find out to solve a particular problem. There are many advantages to students in using this approach, as it allows them to:

  • Develop transferable and employability skills that will be useful in the workplace
  • Improve communication and team working
  • Practice research and information processing
  • Develop debating and analytical skills

Case study: Problem based learning in physics, University of Liverpool

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