AMEA conference: Debate on PBL International Medical University Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia 2011-0325. “ Asian students are NOT suitable for PBL ”. Prof. David C.Y. Kwan, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. What is a “typical” Asian student ?.
International Medical University
Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Prof. David C.Y. Kwan,
China Medical University,
These traits can also be found in Asianteachers, because some students will become teachers under the same cultural climate
PBL is not a teaching method, it is a learning philosophy!
5S-definitions based on pedagogic concept
P-B-Ldefinitions based on subject integration
Most Asian universities adopted hybrid-PBL with a large traditional component
suggesting they have strong skepticism against its suitability for their students
StudentsMy key arguments
Asian students are NOTsuitable for PBL,
i.e., the distorted form of hybrid-PBL
Yet, “the authentic form of PBLis suitable and good for willing Asian students”