SIGNIFICANCE OF PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING: AN EVALUATION (A STUDY OF WORKING MEDIA PROFESSIONALS IN OMAN)
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an approach that is an encouraging way to acquire information to support the learning process. The main goal of this learning approach is the development of leadership, analytical thinking and problem solving skills. This is basically a student-centered methodology which also focuses on life skills. This is really an innovative learning approach that emphasizes the importance of problem-solving skills and the ability to self-study. In the present time, such a learning approach is very much needed to prepare professionals for the current job market. This approach, in general, facilitates learning in a real-time situation, and the tutor acts as a supporter and facilitator only. The understanding of the significance of PBL in the present time is very crucial for any higher education institution as it gives students freedom to think and innovate as per knowledge requirements, which gives students a chance to develop an integrated approach to acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitude. The present study mainly focuses on the need for PBL and used focus group discussion on selected parameters related to PBL. The methodology used in the study was largely qualitative research based on primary data.
Problem-Based Learning, Working Professional, Student Centered Leaning, Skill Development