Source: Making Learning Real: "The Situation/Problem Analysis"
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For Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL), students work in teams to develop and present solutions to real-world problems. In this video from Making Learning Real, the instructor has partnered with a business owner who needs a networking plan for her new store. The business owner needs to know how the proposed networks will function and how she should use them. During the design process, students use the PBCL Need To Know Board (NTKB), which helps them identify what they already know and what they need to learn in order to continue their work.
In Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL), students apply their knowledge to real-world problems. The PBCL process is a cycle that unfolds in nine stages. This video presents the third and fourth stages: The Situation, and Problem Analysis. The instructor presents a real-world business problem to the class, and students begin to analyze it.
In presenting The Situation, instructors should create context for students, so they can begin to understand the problem. Giving students too little information can weaken their foundation for understanding. But giving them too much information denies them the opportunity to explore the problem themselves.
As part of Problem Analysis, students use a learning tool called the Need to Know Board (NTKB) to catalog their knowledge of the problem and the resources they need to solve it. With these and other PBCL tools and techniques, students gain real professional experience analyzing business problems.
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