PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
FOR CURRICULUM 2013
Casimirus Andy Fenanlampir
Developing intelligence is about learning to solve the problems,
Problem solving in real-world contexts involves multiple ways of knowing and Learning.
In the contemporary learning society, where education is becoming more vocationally orientated, it needs to place more emphasis on practical pragmatic knowledge, but what becomes clear from the experiences reported by some of those who have used these approaches, that they are not sufficient in themselves.
Traditionally, students learn by listening to lectures and reading, and are assessed on their ability to recall and communicate what they have learned. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) appears, perhaps, as the most innovative instructional method conceived in the history of education. PBL was originally designed to respond to the criticism that traditional teaching and learning methods fail to prepare medical students for solving problems in clinical settings. Instead of requiring that students study content knowledge and then practice context-free problems, PBL embeds students’ learning processes in real-life problems. After its successful implementation in various fields of medical education, PBL is now being implemented throughout higher education. The purpose of this article is to inform and guide teachers and educational practitioners about Problem-Based Learning (PBL) that might be used as one of teaching method, primarily, on English language teaching for curriculum 2013.