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Comparison of PBL and the Traditional Teaching Method in the Teaching of Economics

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 106)

Abstract

PBL is a popular method in most developed countries which spreads students’ mind and horizon. Although PBL has been widely used in disciplines such as medicine and biology, etc, teachers have not attached much importance to this method in economics teaching in China. In this paper, we made an attempt to apply PBL in economics teaching, and contract the teaching effect of PBL with the teaching effect of the traditional lecture-based teaching method. The difference is significant. Better learning effects are achieved by those students who have experienced PBL. Specifically, students who have experienced PBL have shown higher learning enthusiasm and analyzing ability. What’s more, their writing skills and presentation skills are also well cultivated. About the knowledge acquisition, PBL does not show advantage. Some proposals are put forward to further promote the teaching effect of PBL.

Keywords

PBL lecture-based teaching teaching effect 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lan Tan
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhejiang University City CollegeHangzhouP.R. China

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