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 ?.
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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”