Problem-based learning

   

  

      Darlene Smith,     Associate Professor of Education ,   Walters State Community College

 

Definition

Problem-based learning (PBL) is student-centered learning.  Students learn a concept through the experience of problem 
solving. 
 

Why Problem-based learning?

  • Encourages peer-to-peer  collaboration
  • Provides opportunities for hands-on activities
  • Develops a deeper subject-area knowledge
  • Allows students to identify and solve real-life problems
  • Enhances oral and written communication skills

 

How Does it work

  • Working in groups, students identify what they already know, what they need to know, and how and where to access new information that may lead to a solution to the problem.

 THE TEACHER'S ROLE

  • Supporter

 THE TEACHER'S ROLE

  • Supporter
  • Guider

 THE TEACHER'S ROLE

  • Supporter
  • Guider
  • Monitor of the learning process

 THE TEACHER'S ROLE

  • Supporter
  • Guider
  • Monitor of the learning process
  • Builder of students' confidence to tackle the problem

  THE TEACHER'S ROLE

  • Supporter
  • Guider
  • Monitor of the learning process
  • Builder of students' confidence to tackle the problem
  • Encourage the students

 THE TEACHER'S ROLE

  • Supporter
  • Guider
  • Monitor of the learning process
  • Builder of students' confidence to tackle the problem
  • Encourage the students
  • Provide the motivational challenge

the STUDENT'S ROLE

  • A desire to try something new

 THE STUDENT'S ROLE

How to write a pbl 

  1. Decide  to write a PBL 
  2. Make sure your project aligns with standards/objectives
  3. Use Google for ideas
  4. Brainstorm 
  5. Bounce ideas off others
  6.  Write the problem

Your Turn

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