Chapter 2. Exploring the Foundations for Problem-Based Learning

  1. Teena J. Clouston MBA, PgDip, SSRM, DipCOT, DipCouns, DipAT, Certhyp, FHEA Senior Lecturer Programme Lead2,
  2. Lyn Westcott MSc, BSc, DipCOT, FHEA Senior Lecturer Professional Lead3,
  3. Steven W. Whitcombe MSc, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) OT, PGCE (PCET), FHEA Lecturer2,
  4. Dr Jill Riley PhD, MSc, DipCOT Lecturer2 and
  5. Ruth Matheson MSc, DipCOT, CMS, FHEA Senior Lecturer4
  1. Ruth Matheson MSc, DipCOT, CMS, FHEA Senior Lecturer4 and
  2. Bernhard Haas MSc, BA (Hons), MCSP, FHEA Deputy Head1

Published Online: 24 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch2

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

How to Cite

Matheson, R. and Haas, B. (2010) Exploring the Foundations for Problem-Based Learning, in Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care (eds T. J. Clouston, L. Westcott, S. W. Whitcombe, J. Riley and R. Matheson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 3

    Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK

  3. 4

    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth, UK

  2. 4

    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180566

Online ISBN: 9781444320541

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Keywords:

  • exploring foundations for problem-based learning;
  • understanding evolution of problem-based learning (PBL) - from its beginning to current thinking;
  • well-publicised Seven Step Maastricht Model;
  • definition of problem-based learning;
  • problem-based learning approach in health and social care;
  • problem-based learning cycle;
  • central to PBL - student-centred approach;
  • chronology of problem-based learning;
  • problem-based learning and links with adult learners;
  • benefits/limitations of problem-based learning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition of problem-based learning

  • Why adopt a problem-based learning approach in health and social care?

  • Aims and objectives of PBL programmes

  • Chronology of problem-based learning

  • Models of problem-based learning

  • Problem-based learning and its links with adult learners

  • Problem-based learning and its links with modern learning

  • The benefits/limitations of problem-based learning

  • Conclusions

  • References