Fourth-year Indonesian medical students’ time management in Problem-based learning

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problem-based learning involves the student in its learning process. The students are expected to do an independent learning in every aspect of learning events, which is very effective to students depend on how they can manage their own schedules and their own activities. This was a qualitative study. The subjects were twenty six medical students  with focus group discussion method, it has 1 key informant and 26 common informants. Data analysis used matrix technique where the information was processed in table and they were: number, informant’s name, emik, ethic, conclussion and displayed in descriptive narration. Students with good time management had characteristics of play an active role in answering and asking questions, have a lot of information about the case in the scenario, understand the explanation given by friends, and achieve the learning objectives given in the tutorial discussion. While students with poor time management were still looking for the materials during the tutorial discussion, confused by the explanation given by friends during the tutorial, passive during the tutorial, and give opinion during the discussion, but no relevant reference. The strategy used by students is reading tutorial material and discussing with friends before the session. The importance of time management in implementing problem-based learning is that students can comprehensively study the given cases and encourage students to actively identify and solve problems in discussions

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