Is Problem-Based Learning Momentous in Augmenting the Industrial Capabilities of Graduates? A Literature Based Study Section Articles


Aleema Shuja
Aleena Shuja
Dr. Ijaz A. Qureshi
Dr. Donna M. Schaeffer


Educational management studies are now established as a way to infuse students with various pedagogic as well as didactic principles. The approaches are now switching from reading and lecture-based modes to analytical case-studies and problem-oriented learning methodologies. These inclusive development procedures are undertaken by educational institutions jointly in partnership with industry associates. This research paper highlights the  consequences of learning practices in reducing the gap between corporate and academic entities through involvement in the problem-based learning methodology which is frequently utilized in business and medical studies at the Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan. The paper investigates how the pedagogical method of problem-based learning is significant in meeting the changing needs of industry through enhancing the proficiency of graduates to manage corporate challenges in volatile external environments. The results lead us to conclude that problem-based learning at HEIs plays a substantial role in upgrading the potential of graduates to serve competitively in corporate sectors, thus realizing the inherent existence of strong ties between commercial and educational management sectors. Hence, PBL serves to be a more effective approach than the traditional teaching methodologies for producing better knowledge outcomes in terms of capable alumnae to serve at commercial levels.