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Surfing the Tsunami of Change: Problem-Based Learning in Theological Education in Asia.

Author: Alex Tang
Date: August 1st, 2012
Key Words: Pedagogy, theological education, education, medical education, Problem-Based Learning, androgogy, Asian theological education.

Asia is experiencing rapid changes and growth, and the Asian Church needs credible, competent, confident and spiritually mature pastors to lead it in these exciting and challenging times. The traditional content-oriented MDiv curriculum with its dominant instructional-schooling pedagogical approach has been shown not effective in producing graduates who demonstrate these qualities. This chapter advocates Problem-based learning (PBL), with its track record in medical education, as the pedagogical approach which will better develop such qualities. The development of PBL is described, areas where changed thinking will be needed are highlighted, and suggestions are given for Asian seminaries to implement the PBL model. 


From Tending the Seedbeds: Educational Perspectives on Theological Education in Asia (pp. 237-262). (Editor: Allan Harkness; Manila: Asia Theological Association; 2010.) Permission to upload this chapter onto this site has been granted by the Asia Theological Association. Printed copies of the book can be purchased from the Asia Theological Association (Email: ataasia@gmail.com; Website: www.ataasia.com).






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