Teaching for expertise: Problem-based methods in medicine and other professional domains

Henny P.A. Boshuizen

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    This chapter starts with a description of the problems with traditional education for the learned professions. Next “traditional” PBL is described at an instructional and curriculum level, and some new developments are presented. Finally the question ia raised whether it works or not? To answer this question, attention is given to the measurement of performance in the professions. Medicine is used as a prototype for PBL. Where necessary and available examples from other domains are given to illustrate the diversity in implementations and to show the reader that the cognitive and practical characteristics of the different professional fields have their implications for educational design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDevelopment of Professional Expertise
    Subtitle of host publicationToward Measurement of Expert Performance and Design of Optimal Learning Environments
    EditorsK. Anders Ericsson
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Electronic)9780511609817
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Problem-based learning
    • expertise development
    • Review


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