Chapter 3. Readiness 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. Juan Delport MA, MEd, DClinPsych Consultant1 and
  2. Steven W. Whitcombe MSc, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) OT, PGCE (PCET), FHEA Lecturer2

Published Online: 24 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch3

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

How to Cite

Delport, J. and Whitcombe, S. W. (2010) Readiness 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.ch3

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

    Clinical Psychologist, Cwm Taf Local Health Board, UK

  2. 2

    School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, 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:

  • readiness for problem-based learning;
  • concept of ‘readiness’ and its relationship to PBL;
  • practice of PBL, challenging traditional (didactic) forms of learning;
  • concept of readiness;
  • readiness, andragogy and PBL;
  • Knowles' concept of readiness - humanistic emphasis on reasons for learning;
  • theory of cognitive dissonance;
  • cognitive dissonance and PBL;
  • Malcolm Knowles adult learning theories;
  • child developmental studies of Jean Piaget

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining PBL

  • The concept of readiness

  • Readiness, andragogy and PBL

  • Cognitive dissonance

  • Cognitive dissonance and PBL

  • Conclusions

  • References