Journal of Education and Ethics in Dentistry

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7--11

Problem based learning in dental education


P Shaju Jacob 
 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Sundara, Rajnandgaon, India

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P Shaju Jacob
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Sundara, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
India

Great advances have been made in the curriculum of dentistry since the start of the first dental college in West Bengal in the early 1900s. Yet the pattern of learning till today has been predominantly lecture oriented. Problem based learning (PBL) is a relatively new pedagogy with a potential to be adopted in the dental curriculum. In PBL, instead of the traditional pattern of teaching, learning is achieved proactively by involving the students. The students learn the many aspects of dentistry by solving problems. The teacher is more of a spectator than an active participant. PBL is very suited to professional education programmes such as dentistry where contextualized learning represents a more accurate reflection of the real-life situation that is presented to practitioners on a daily basis.


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Jacob P S. Problem based learning in dental education.J Educ Ethics Dent 2011;1:7-11


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Jacob P S. Problem based learning in dental education. J Educ Ethics Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Oct 16 ];1:7-11
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