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Problem-Based Learning Presentation
Websites about Problem-Based Learning
Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence - Problem-Based Learning
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered approach in which students learn about a subject by working in groups to solve an open-ended problem.
Problem-Based Learning at the University of Delaware
The Motivation to Learn Begins with a Problem: In a problem-based learning (PBL) model, students engage complex, challenging problems and collaboratively work toward their resolution. PBL is about students connecting disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems—the motivation to solve a problem becomes the motivation to learn.
Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements
It’s encouraging that Project Based Learning is becoming popular, but popularity can bring problems. Here at the Buck Institute for Education, we’re concerned that the recent upsurge of interest in PBL will lead to wide variation in the quality of project design and classroom implementation.
How to Write Effective Driving Questions for Project-Based Learning
Driving questions (DQ) can be a beast. When I train teachers, they say the same thing, "Writing the driving question is one of the hardest parts of an effective PBL." I agree. When I am constructing a DQ for a PBL project, I go through many drafts. It's only now, after implementing many projects and having coached countless teachers that I consider myself adept.
How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start
In project-based learning, project kickoff is an exciting day -- and for good reason. This is when PBL shifts from planning to active learning -- the moment when students enter the picture. By planning entry events that fire up their curiosity, you'll engage students' sense of inquiry right from the start.
6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students
What's the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, "Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday." Yikes -- no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding -- just left blowing in the wind.
Tips for Successfully Managing a Project
Many of the teachers we work with find it fairly easy to envision the end of a project – the products students will create, and the big finish when students publicly share their work, their solution to a problem, or their answer to a driving question. And with a little coaching, teachers can plan an effective entry event to launch the project and get students underway on their initial tasks. But one of the most challenging parts of PBL is figuring out the “middle part” of a project – how to manage the day-to-day work of students and teams.
Ebooks about Problem-Based Learning
Journal Articles about Problem-Based Learning
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