1. Insteadof gainingknowledge fromteachersandindividual reading,problem-based
learningallowsme togainknowledge frommyothergroupmates.Problem-based
learningemphasizedaloton self-directedlearning,wherebywe have toinvestigate and
readup on our ownin orderto solve the problemassignedtous.Teacherdoesnot
spoon-feeduswithideasandwayswe can usedtosolve ourproblems.Thismake me
more independentin mylearning,wherebyI have readupon the theoriesneededto
solve the problem.
Problem-basedlearningallowsme tobe more organisedinmyplanningwhen
attemptingtosolve problem.Everythingdone canbe uploadedontothe same platform.
Thisallowsme to keeptrackof our project,andplanour time more effectively.
Problem-basedlearningalsoallowscollaborative learningtotake place.All group
memberswill use the same platformtoshare ideas.Throughsharingof ideas,Ican gain
more knowledge.However,forgrouplearningtobe effective,everyonemustbe
responsible incompletingthe taskassignedtothem.If one memberisnotresponsible
and doesnotput inmuch effort,the whole groupwill suffer.Due tothis,Iwas more
careful wheneverIwasassignedatheoryto readon. I will make sure Ireadmy theory
carefullyandclarifyeverydoubtIhave.Thisisto ensure thatI donot teach mygroup
2. Problem-basedlearningnurturesme tolookintoproblemindepth.Forexample,
throughsolvingthe problemfacedbyAndy,Ilearnthatit isimportantfora teacherto
lookintothe problemfacedbyour studentsandfullyunderstandthe problem,sothat
interventioncanbe designedtohelpourstudents.Withoutaclearknowledge onthe
problem,itisdifficultfora teachertocome outwithtangible waystohelpourstudents.
everyone comestogethertosolve aproblem, itislessstressfulforme.Ican alsolearn
frommy otherpeersas all of us have differingpointof viewsandeveryone hasour
believemanycolleagueswill be able tohelpme throughsharingof theirexperiencesand
supportcan be gainedthroughthem.
As we workon our project,itisimportantforus to constantlyreflect.Reflectionhelpsus
to improve andalsoto correct mistakeswe hadmade.Asa teacher,itis importantfor
me to constantlyreflecton mypedagogy,soas to ensure thatmy pedagogysuitall my
Throughproblem-basedlearning,Ilearntobe more responsible.WhenIwasassigned
on a task,I will ensure thatIcomplete itontime so that I will notcause the delayof our
group’sprogress.Ilearnto listentoothermembers’opinionandtonegotiate differing
pointof viewina non-conflictingmanner. Organizationisveryimportantwhenwe solve
problem.Whenwe are well-organised,we tendtobe able tobetterkeeptrackof our
3. More trainingcan be giventous inusingpbwiki.Thiswill allow ustobe able to make full
use of the pbwiki.We realisewe spentalotof time findingouthow to use pbwiki and
howto uploadstuff ontothe page.If more trainingisprovided,we canbe more
4. E-portfoliobelongstothe whole groupandthisallowseverymembertocontribute,
hence addingonto the e-portfolio. However,we needtoconstantlymeetupasa group
to organise oure-portfolioaswe oftenfindourportfoliomessywheneverymember
starts to uploadstuff ontothe portfolio.
5. The videomade the problemmore realistic.Withthe video,wheneverwe needtorefer
to the problem,we neednotgoback to the hardcopyand thisallowsusto save time.
However,sometimesthe videocanbe laggingandtakesa longtime to load.
6. Studentslearnbestwhenteacherare supportiveandalwayswillingtohelpthem.itis
importantforan educatorto findout aboutthe root of the problemthatcause a
studenttonot be engagedinlearning.Itisonlywhenwe getto the root of the problem,
thenwe are able to helpourstudents.Studentswill thenbe able tolearnfromus.As an
educator,itis importantforus to manage our classwell,toensure thatourclassroom
environmentisinclusive foreverystudent.Thisensuresthatstudentscome toourclass
feelingsafe andable tocontribute.
Done by: Tan Wee Theng