In the education system, students are always provided with projects and problems to work on as part of their learning. However, to tackle this problems and projects, using a problem-centric approach has always been the most appropriate means which enables the students to develop cognitive skills and construct knowledge for themselves (Shaban, Abdulwahed & Younes, 2015). To achieve this, one must use appropriate problem-centric approach tools. In this paper, a reflective prose of tools that I find resourceful tools for students while working on projects and problems in a problem-centric approach to learning is vividly explained.
Over the past years, I have handled various projects and many solved many problems in my career. Working on projects has never been easy but I got to learn that there are various tools to use that will make the student solve problems in a project using a problem-centric approach. I found that use of assessment tools such as continuous assessment tests whereby assignments were given in groups and member had to make a contribution to solving the project (Casey, 2010). I believe this tool is very important since it enables me to obtain a better understanding of the problem solving since we would share knowledge amongst the group members.
Significantly, I also publications being a useful tool too. When working on a project, scholarly resources such as publication helps a lot in facilitating students to solve problems and projects on their own (Power of problem-based learning., 2011). I personally would refer to publications which would guide me in how to solve the problem and out of it, I ended up gaining knowledge on my own. Internet research is another tool that I feel is useful. I learned that internet research was always a backup and always available to guide and educate in handling the problem or project. In essence, I feel these tools play a major role in enabling students to learn and master new ideas on their own in problem-centric approach to learning.