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Recurriculating to a problem-based learning curriculum: The WITS experience

P.A. Mc Inerney
Curationis | Vol 21, No 2 | a650 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v21i2.650 | © 1998 P.A. Mc Inerney | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1998 | Published: 27 September 1998

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P.A. Mc Inerney, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

The reasons for changing from a traditional curriculum to a problem- based learning curriculum are outlined. The process used in preparing for this change is described. The planning phase made use of workshops, core committees and international workshops and visits. Preparation of the necessary resources are enumerated, as are the preparation of the human resources with which the department is affiliated. The early implementation phase describes some of the problems which were encountered and the solutions which were ascribed. Finally an informal evaluation of the first experiences of problem-based learning is presented.

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