Curriculum Development Using Problem Based Learning Techniques

Document Type: Research Paper


Apparel Training and Design Center, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Guindy, Chennai, India


The ultimate purpose in designing a Curriculum should be to have an organized system of what is to be learned when an area of study is identified. The Curriculum Development should be designed in such a way that even the beginners are able to get a complete idea of the subject over a period of time on learning it. The curriculum should be as of that it should make him/her to get involved in knowing the further aspects of the subject and towards the end the student should be able to get a nut shell of the total arena. The Indian form of education mainly rests on the material form that is been given to the instructors. Though the teaching instructors are left at their discretion to take the subjects and make the students knowledgeable, many people in the teaching profession avoid the technical strategy tools, which makes the learner interesting and focused. One such teaching strategy is “PBL”(Problem Based Learning). Savery and Duffy, Finkle and Torpand many other authors describe that PBL is highly superior to the traditional learning methods. They have further argued that student’s competencies are much higher with those who adopted PBL techniques. This research article focuses on curriculum development using problem based learning among the students who have opted management studies in the districts of Chennai. With the key concepts and the effects of PBL techniques the study proved to be a fit strategy to be implemented while developing the curriculum.