Exploring the Transition from Project Based Learning to Problem Based Learning: A Tutor’s Perspective

By Rachna Johri.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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This article explores the distinctions between project based learning, the key teaching philosophy for design based courses and problem based learning, and the innovative pedagogy implemented by the institution. This article also attempts to clarify the confusion that exists in literature regarding differences between the two approaches: project based learning and problem based learning. In the concluding section, this artcile attempts to critically analyse the issue of pedagogical innovation in the given context.

Keywords: Theory of Change, Pedagogical Innovation, Project Based Learning

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 22, Issue 4, December, 2015, pp.79-89. Published online: July 24, 2015 (Article: Print (Spiral Bound)). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 671.889KB).

Rachna Johri

Course Manager, Diploma in Environment Design,, School of Design, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Rachna Johri earned her Master’s in Educational Studies: Teaching, Learning & Research from University of Sheffield. An architect by training, she currently takes charge of Diploma in Environment Design in Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. Prior to her current role as course manager of Environment Design, Rachna taught in the Interior Architecture diploma, where she was involved in teaching various studio based modules. During her tenure in the department, she was instrumental in designing problem based curriculum for specific subjects and also contributed to the development of studio based pedagogy.