Journal article

Instruction - Problem-based learning: A bridge between planning education and planning practice

A Shepherd, B Cosgriff

JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH | ASSOC COLLEGIATE SCH PLANNING | Published : 1998

Abstract

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a promising educational method to help students acquire the skills and knowledge to be more effective practitioners. Students learn how to learn as they tackle a real-world planning problem. The instructor, as a cognitive coach, ensures that students are active, collaborative, and relfective problem-solvers. In this article, we explore the theoretical foundations and the practical benefits of problem-based learning for planning education. We detail a process for implementing problem-based learning in the classroom, illustrated with an example from a planning course. This article suggests that PBL can help to bridge the gap between planning education and practi..

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