Definitions for "Problem-based learning"
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.