ERIC Number: EJ1145420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Students' and Teachers' Experiences with the Implementation of Problem-Based Learning at a University Law School
Wijnen, Marit; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Smeets, Guus; Kroeze, Maarten J.; Van der Molen, Henk T.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v11 n2 Article 5 Sep 2017
A few years ago, the Erasmus School of Law implemented problem-based learning (PBL) as an instructional method in the bachelor's program. Transition to a PBL program often brings some difficulties for the teaching staff. To find out whether the implementation at the Erasmus School of Law has been successful, students and teachers were asked about their experiences with and perceptions of the PBL program. Both students and teachers reported positive study behaviors, such as regular studying and active involvement of students as a result of PBL. However, some issues also arose after implementing PBL: staff members reported dissatisfaction regarding the PBL program and students reported feelings of insufficient preparation for the legal profession. Recommendations on how to address these issues are discussed.
Descriptors: Law Students, Problem Based Learning, Law Schools, Curriculum Implementation, Legal Education (Professions), Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Student Experience, Teaching Experience, Questionnaires, Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands