ERIC Number: EJ797911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Problem-Based Learning: Can It Improve Managerial Thinking?
Smith, Gerald F.
Journal of Management Education, v29 n2 p357-378 2005
Problem-based learning (PBL), widely employed in medical schools, has much to offer management education as well. This article presents a comparative analysis of PBL's likely benefits for medical and management education. Its considerable value notwithstanding, researchers have argued that PBL does not develop medical students' problem-solving skills. The article considers PBL's likely effects on the problem-solving skills of business students and proposes an augmentation that should significantly improve student thinking. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Medical Education, Business Administration Education, Thinking Skills, Knowledge Level, Recall (Psychology), Comprehension, Student Motivation, Teamwork, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Interpersonal Competence
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