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Problem-Based Learning

Problem-based learning, uses relevant and timely public health case studies as a teaching tool. Learning happens through active inquiry.

Problem-based learning, uses relevant and timely public health case studies as a teaching tool. Learning happens through active inquiry.

Problem Based LearningWith the assistance of faculty facilitators, participants work in small groups to examine cases, identify key issues, find needed information, and apply this information to the case.

Problem-based learning generates self-directed learners and team players, and it allows participants to work with the complexities of real-world public health challenges. Instead of giving presentations, instructors support the small group learning teams as they work on the cases.

One of the greatest values of this model is that participants are able to bring so much value to the learning environment. Participants learn from the experience of their peers. To create the most value, participants must also be willing to take risks and learn both individually and collectively.