The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Francis Amuquandoh has stated that Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a method of teaching and learning prepares students to meet the demands of the job market.
He indicated that employers would always want to engage the services of highly skilled graduates capable of meeting organisational goals and set targets.
Prof. Amuquandoh made these statements at the close of a four-day training on Problem Based Learning for some selected lecturers in the College of Humanities and Legal Studies. Problem-Based Learning is part of a number of teaching and learning methods that are collectively referred to as student-centred methodology. The training was therefore aimed at building the capacity of lecturers to acquire the knowledge and skills to engage the methodology for teaching of their respective courses.
The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences noted that higher education play a vital role in transforming society adding that “the world is becoming knowledge based so lecturers have to take the centre stage to produce functional students to solve problems confronting society”.
Participants were taken through topics such as Essentials of PBL, Curriculum Development, Design of problems, Manual Construction and Seven Jumps.
Others were Organisation and Workings of the Tutorial Group, ICT Enabled PBL and Management of PBL Assessments.
The Resource Persons for the training were Dr. E. K. Ekumah, Dr. F. Enu-Kwesi, Dr. E. Y. Tenkorang, Prof. F. Koomson and Ms. Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa.