An instructional method that compels students to think critically, analytically, and cooperatively, individually or in groups, toward finding solutions to real-world problem or imaginary scenarios (based in truth) using appropriate learning resources.
See inquiry-based learning.
An approach to learning where the problem comes first and the knowledge is developed as a consequence of trying to solve the problem. Traditional curricula tend to begin with transmitting the information and then proceed to solving problems by using the information.
a curriculum development and instructional approach that simultaneously develops problem solving strategies, disciplinary knowledge bases, and skills.
an instructional method that challenges students to "learn to learn," working cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real world problems.
( PBL) A didactic concept of " active learning" in tertiary education, but is currently being adapted for use in K-12 education. The defining characteristics of PBL are: learning is driven by messy, open-ended problems; students work in small collaborative groups; and "teachers" are not required, the process uses "facilitators" of learning. Accordingly, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their group and organise and direct the learning process with support from a tutor or instructor. Advocates of PBL claim it can be used to enhance content knowledge and foster the development of communication, problem-solving, and self-directed learning skill.
( PBL) Model of instruction in which the teacher poses an authentic problem for student resolution. PBL may be one among many strategies in a classroom or an entire curricular and instructional approach. In the course of problem-solving, students work cooperatively in groups to learn content and skills related to real world problems. The teacher acts as a facilitator to learning. ( learn more)
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical strategy of "active learning" often used in higher education, but is can be adapted for use in K-12 education. It was pioneered and used extensively at Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.