Problem-Based Learning within Occupational Therapy Education: a Summary of the Salford Experience
Authors: Davys, Deborah; Pope, Kirsty
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 69, Number 12, December 2006 , pp. 572-574(3)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:The Directorate of Occupational Therapy at Salford University adopted a modified problem-based learning (PBL) approach in March 2004. In recent years, PBL has received mixed reviews as a teaching method within occupational therapy education. As some directorates of occupational therapy consider the introduction of a PBL approach within their curriculum, others are turning away. The authors of this opinion piece have 2 years' experience in delivering a PBL curriculum and have developed an awareness of both the advantages and the pitfalls of this style of educational delivery.
Document Type: Short communication
Publication date: 2006-12-01