ERIC Number: EJ717864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
An Emerging Person Centred Model for Problem-Based Learning
Clouston, Teena J.; Whitcombe, Steven W.
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v29 n3 p265-275 Aug 2005
This article sets out to offer the reader an opportunity to engage with our emerging ideas about a reflective, person centred model for students and facilitators using problem-based learning (PBL). The model developed initially through several strands of qualitative inquiry including research with students, immersion in the existing literature and a reflexive approach to our own work. We feel it enables the user to explore key challenges of PBL curricula through the interactive elements of readiness, congruence, group dynamics, communication and environment with the person being pivotal to the process. It is suggested that the model offers an opportunity to consider crucial questions in the successful implementation and development of PBL practice and requires users to challenge their own thinking. It is a tool for individuals, groups and organizations involved in PBL.
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Student Attitudes, College Students, Group Dynamics, Models, Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Environmental Influences, Communication Strategies
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