With 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, students in an IT class and their instructor talk about teamwork. The students discuss how team projects teach them to communicate and to learn from one another. The instructor values teamwork because it allows students to deal with potential real workplace issues, such as team members who do not do their work. He also states that, through the team approach, students can generate many different ways of solving problems.
In the Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL) process, the instructor and a business partner identify a real-world problem and present it to students. Students work through the nine stages of the PBCL process in teams. Teamwork encourages students to communicate with each other, share knowledge, and analyze problems together—skills that are in high demand in the workplace.
The teams must analyze the problem and conduct field research. They continue by making revisions based on their research. This helps them form hypotheses about the solution and finalize their decisions in preparation for sharing them with their instructor, business partner, and other classmates.
After the students present, they receive feedback from all the participants. Then the instructor and the business partner evaluate students’ work and discuss future plans together.
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