While I found the readings on problem based learning (PBL) helped to clear my head on the subject and gave some useful strategies to approach the problems, I’m still finding it a little difficult as I still don’t know exactly what my problem is. Particularly in last week’s seminar I found it hard to make the connections without having my own question sorted out first. I’d really like to have a cemented problem in place so I could begin to properly tackle this issue. Maybe my problem should be ‘how do I decide on a problem?’ I am happy with my rebranding idea, and Adrian’s guidebook to grads idea is also a winner, but I just want to confirm that before I get into the ’6 stages’ or ‘the resevoir’ or any of the other tactics mentioned in the readings… That’s probably the subject based learner coming out in me.
I also found the main reading on PBL wasn’t very critical, it kind of just stated ‘PBL is wonderful and other techniques are not’. It bought up problems with PBL, but then quickly dispelled them by saying how amazing it is as a learning technique. Maybe it is that wonderful, I guess I’ll find out!