Graduate Research Papers
The implementation of problem-based learning for adults: Student, instructor, and organization leader challenges
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Problem-based learning; Adult learning;
Problem-based learning (PBL) had a fantastic start in medical schools across the country. However, as it is used more frequently in adult education settings the student, instructor, and organization leaders face a certain number of challenges with this approach. The purpose of this literature review is to investigate these specific challenges with PBL and to provide a few potential strategies that can assist with overcoming these issues. A critical review of 26 purposely-selected peer reviewed journal articles and 6 additional digital resources, most of which were published in the past 10 years, were selected for analysis. Given the increase in popularity of PBL, identifying the challenges students, instructors, and organization leaders face when implementing this pedagogical method warrants further investigation.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Instructional Technology
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©2014 Randon Ruggles
Ruggles, Randon, "The implementation of problem-based learning for adults: Student, instructor, and organization leader challenges" (2014). Graduate Research Papers. 3289.
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