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Teaching and learning in simulation using the problem-based approach 

Teaching and learning in simulation using the problem-based approach
Teaching and learning in simulation using the problem-based approach

Russell W Jones

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date: 09 May 2021

Simulation in healthcare is replete with excellent opportunities to effectively use problem-based learning (PBL). The value of PBL parallels the value of simulation in that both seek to equip learners with an ability to solve problems far beyond those encountered within any specific learning experience. Advantages of PBL including a focus on ‘real life’ information, fostering valuable transferable skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication and problem-solving, encouraging a deep approach to learning, and making curriculum content relevant to healthcare problems. A powerful rationale for PBL is that it provides learners, who may be novices with regard to a particular objective, with experiences that allow them to develop a memory of a broad range of known cases. This aids novices to approach healthcare problems using a similar strategy to that used by experts. The best scenarios are developed by multidisciplinary teams allowing input from a variety of different perspectives.

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