02 Jun '18, 3am
Problem Based Learning in RP: a former student's account.
It’s been slightly more than a year since I graduated from polytechnic – Republic Polytechnic. I called the very shiny campus in the land of the woods my second home. I was a doe-eyed, hopeful graduate with a diploma in mass communication. Until I joined Mothership. I’m kidding. But in the time since I graduated, my poly experience has proved to be pretty darn useful. Unlike the rest of the polytechnics, RP follows a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach instead of lectures or tutorials. Which means we worked in teams every day to solve a real-world problem for each module — 5 modules, 5 days a week. We would apply the concepts of the module in order to “solve” the problem. At the end of the day, we would present our “solutions” to the entire class. As stressful as it was, it trained me to be a very different human being than I was before I entered RP. And I cannot deny th...