Title

Getting to the heart of the problem: Using the problems of practice approach as a starting place for creating problem-centered instruction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

It is often difficult to transfer learning from one situation to another. Learning is more likely to be transferred if instruction is situated within a realistic context, using a problem-centered instructional approach. However, it can be challenging to create problem-centered instruction that authentically represents the needs and activities of the workplace and profession. This article describes the problems of practice approach––an iterative, guided process for developing problems for problem-centered instruction.