Those secondary institutions desiring to produce graduates equipped with skills for the work force will profit from developing instruction that implements problem- or project-based learning as a significant part of its curriculum.
Graduating students who can make an immediate impact in the work force is why medical institutions began using problem-based learning in the first place. Some medical schools wanted more than students who were deep into the subject matter but weak at clinical practice.
The solution was to immerse students in realistic and authentic problem sets that would develop both content knowledge and clinical skills simultaneously. Instructors need to be able to develop the problem sets that drive instructor and they need the skills to implement the problem in a student-centered environment.
- Has sights set on graduates that can make an immediate impact in the workplace
- Wants to develop critical thinking, communications, problem solving, collaboration and teamwork skills
- Interested in a four-level certificate program for university faculty
- Desire to implement problem- or project-based instruction to meet these objectives