Evaluating Evidence that Problem-based Learners are Self-directed Learners (Lit Review)
Good review of problem-based learning and self-directed learning. Results indicate that such learners may use more academic resources more effectively than student attending traditional curriculum structures. Implications for alternative academic and classroom teaching design, strategies and structure at university undergraduate level.
Blog owner's comment
: A problem-based curriculum and academic structure would work well with students who are already high-achievers, and self-motivated learners. Traditional students entering such a learning environment (even high-achieving traditional students) would likely need to 'unlearn' dependencies on tradtional academic structure learned over years of schooling, and learn 'how' to learn as a more independent, self-directed learners. A team approach, mixing students who are already self-directed learners with those who have been conditioned to a traditional classroom approach may provide some scaffolding for movement of traditional students towards more non-traditional self-directed learning.