Problem Based Learning ( Pbl )

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Problem-based learning (PBL) refers to a learning cycle where learners first encounter the problem, as opposed to the instructor initially providing information to solve a latter problem (Savery, 2006). As the result, students search for the information required to solve the problem instead of depending on already existed knowledge. In PBL, students use triggers from the problem to determine their personal learning goals. Then, they engage in independent or individual research prior to work as a group (Savery, 2006). When research has been started, the students work in groups where they discuss as well as improve the knowledge. Therefore, PBL uses suitable problems in enhancing intellectual capacity. Moreover, PBL is a type of active learning, this is because it introduces students that problem pushes them to ask, and seek for answers, and then they can put together theory and practice; in addition to communicating what they learn to others. Problem-based learning originally is from inventive health sciences courses and established more than thirty years ago (Donnelly & Fitzmaurice, 2005). Medical education using science lecturers as well as clinical teaching courses progressively becoming inefficient and an improper method of preparing students to become medical practitioners. When keeping in mind the wide availability of medical information, simply providing students with information to use in solving medical problems was proving to be an ineffective learning…
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