Problem based learning in radiography education : a narrative review

Lawal, O, Ramlaul, A and Murphy, FJ ORCID: 2021, 'Problem based learning in radiography education : a narrative review' , Radiography, 27 (2) , pp. 727-732.

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Radiography practice is fast developing with new imaging updates and challenging scenarios to deal with on a frequent basis. There is a need to equip students with the skill to be independent learners and develop critical thinking skills, so they can change their practice as the profession evolves. Problem Based Learning (PBL) has widely been adopted in medical and nursing training worldwide as a result of its desirable benefits. In order to ascertain the efficacy of the technique, this paper presents a review of the essential aspects of PBL, such as the theories, process, key roles and implication for radiography education and practice. The use of a defined model provides a useful structure to the PBL exercise with the addition of reflection, which is a pertinent inclusion within the process. The role of the facilitator in PBL is significant to students' learning as they help guide the students to the learning outcomes and provide support to the group; however, their skills development is an important factor to consider in PBL. This teaching approach has key benefits in radiography education and training in particular, its impact on preparing students for autonomous clinical practice. The application of PBL in developing students' critical thinking and decision-making abilities support the narrowing of the spoon-feeding expectation of students and render it a useful pedagogical implementation within radiography programmes. [Abstract copyright: Crown Copyright © 2020. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.]

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Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 1532-2831 **Article IDs: pubmed: 33223417; pii: S1078-8174(20)30230-3 **History: accepted 05-11-2020; revised 03-10-2020; submitted 23-07-2020
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1078-8174
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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 11:08
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