Note: The following article is a revised version of one I’ve shared in the past about Problem-based Learning. I revised it to match a new site I’m putting together.
Problem-based learning (PBL) uses real-life problems modeled after a contemporary or historical case to engage students as they pursue specified learning outcomes that are in line with academic standards or course objectives (Stepien & Pyke, 1997). Students work through the problem as a stakeholder. The teacher acts as a guide or advisor as students explore the issues involved, formulate questions, conduct research, and consider possible solutions to the problems. This series explores guides the reader from problem identification through problem debriefing.
Read the entire series:
- Select a Problem and Brainstorm an Idea to Explore Its Potential
- Engage Students in a Real-Life Problem
- Focus Inquiry and Investigation
- Support Problem Resolution
- Facilitate Problem Debriefing
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