Meaning to Problem-Based Learning

Wood (2003) defines problem-based learning as a process that uses identified issues within a scenario to increase knowledge and understanding. The principles of this process are listed below:

Learner-driven self-identified goals and outcomes
Students do independent, self-directed study before returning to larger group
Learning is done in small groups of 8-10 people, with a tutor to facilitate discussion
Trigger materials such as paper-based clinical scenarios, lab data, photographs, articles or videos or patients (real or simulated) can be used
The Maastricht 7 jump process helps to guide the PBL tutorial process
Based on principles of adult learning theory
All members of the group have a role to play
Allows for knowledge acquisition through combined work and intellect
Enhances teamwork and communication, problem-solving and encourages independent responsibility for shared learning - all essential skills for future practice
Anyone can do it as long it is right depending on the given causes and scenario
We can be champions and holders of a vocational degree
It depends upon the cases and the scenario the building of curriculum lesson