Education Experts on PBL

“PBL is a learner-centered educational method. In PBL learners are progressively given more and more responsibility for their own education and become increasingly independent of the teacher for their education. PBL produces independent learners who can continue to learn on their own in life and in their chosen careers.”

(Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine, a committed proponent of PBL).

 

“The ability to solve problems is more than just accumulating knowledge and rules; it is the development of flexible, cognitive strategies that help analyze unanticipated, ill-structured situations to produce meaningful solutions. Even though many of today's complex issues are within the realm of student understanding, the skills needed to tackle these problems are often missing from instruction.”

(Reich, on the PBL webpage of California State University and San Diego State University).

 

Maastricht University in Holland’s list of universities and other tertiary institutions around the world that employ PBL.

See webpage http://www.unimaas.nl/pbl/

 

“Curricula change towards problem-based learning is becoming a feature of professional education where the demands of universities and employers are requiring that professionals of the future can adapt to changing climates.”

(Savin-Baden in a paper presented at 'Managing Learning Innovation. The challenges of the changing curriculum', University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, September 1998. 

 

“There is a substantial body of research confirming that having a concrete problem as the focus for knowledge acquisition helps students retain their learning and comprehend it better.”

University of Adelaide