Problem-based learning in advanced project management education

Project management educators often fail to provide project managers with adequate skills and expertise they need in an increasingly complex work environment. In this paper, we analyze how problem-based learning (PBL) approaches can be used to increase the effectiveness of advanced project management education. We use PBL in the design and implementation of an advanced course in project business and discuss the benefits of the approach. In addition, we identify the potential challenges related to the implementation process. Our research findings suggest that PBL provides substantial benefits and can be integrated with more traditional teaching methods. Some of the main benefits include: the active use of information from different sources to solve complex real-world problems, increased knowledge retention and improved recall when practical situations call for the application of theoretical concepts, a focus on practical relevant knowledge, and the development of teamwork and social skills. In addition, student
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