PBL – advantages and disadvantages

Advantages:

  • Active process
  • The way we make decisions anyway
  • Increases tolerance of uncertainty
  • Stimulates self-learning naturally
  • Positively aids modelling
  • Trainee-directed/trainer-monitored
  • Increases motivation
  • Encourages “experience” > “intuition”

Disadvantages:

  • Other teaching methods are useful too!
  • Need good tutorial skills
  • Takes longer
  • Needs planning
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