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Title: Problem-based learning : a teaching method to enhance learning experience for students in service-learning
Authors: Tam, WC
Lau, CK
Ngai, G 
Yuen, WW 
Chan, ATS 
Lu, Q 
Chan, SCF 
Keywords: International service-learning
Problem-based learning
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: USR-SL 2014
Source: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Service-Learning, Nov 20-21, 2014, Hong Kong, p. 271-279 How to cite?
Abstract: This paper compares and contrasts lecture-based learning (LBL) and problem-based learning (PBL) as a teaching method for international service-learning projects. We use surveys and interviews in the context of a robotics workshop in Myanmar, organized as an international service project, to uncover uncertainties and limitations associated with LBL. Our results suggest that LBL is not a suitable teaching method for service-learning settings, while PBL is more feasible and effective. We elaborate on the teaching process and implementation, and describe benefits on students’ learning outcomes.
Rights: ©2014 The 2nd Summit on University Social Responsibility cum Inaugural International Conference on Service-Learning 2014 (USR-SL 2014)
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