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Problem-Based Learning

First developed in the 1960’s to help students in the medical field learn more effectively, problem-based learning helps students develop key knowledge relevant to academic and career knowledge. Problem-based learning emphasizes the how-to’s of learning. Students work beyond simple “correct” answers toward considering many possible solutions, using independent and collaborative processes

Key Elements of PBL

  • Teachers pose a challenging question or problem that has real-world application or connection and support students by offering advice and feedback rather than giving answers.
  • Students conduct sustained inquiry using multiple sources of evidence to find answers, delivered in a product shared publicly.

The Results