Learning: A student guide
Jos H.C. Moust, Peter A.J. Bouhuijs,
and polytechnics are offering an increasing
range of educational programs based
on a problem-based learning approach.
Problem-based learning requires students
to engage in a lot of self-directed
approach does not prescribe in great
detail what and how students have to
learn, and the the subject matter is
not explained clearly by a teacher.
Students have to take the iniciative
to find explanations and to solve problems.
has shown that a good preparation for
working in a problem-based learning
context is important. This book, based
on our twenty-year experience with problem-based
learning at the Maastricht University,
offers students a practical introduction
to this educational approach. In particular,
the book pays attention to the skill
students need to operate within as well
as outside problem-based tutorial groups.
Special attention has been given to
ways to methodologically adequate discussions
of various types of problems students
are offered by the staff, the way students
can chair tutorial meetings and how
students can organize their studies
in a problem-based learning environment.
Tips, excercises and questionnaires
help readers to get a better grip on
their learning processes.