Harry Wong
Jan 2017
Vol 14 No 1

Problem-Based Learning – No Problem!

By Teachers.Net Resources


 Perplexed about how to begin implementing problem-based learning in your classroom? Here’s help!


Problem-Based Learning –  part 1: by Hal Portner. Want your students to develop high-level communication skills? The ability to arrive at informed judgments? The ability to function in a global community? Flexibility, persistence, and resourcefulness? Try Problem-Based Learning. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) has the potential to help your students acquire these and other skills needed in the 21st century.


Problem-Based Learning, Part 2: by Hal Portner. Good problems


Problem-Based Learning, Part 3 by Hal Portner. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) prepares students to think critically and analytically and to find and …


Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century by Hal Portner… What and how do teachers need to teach so that their students learn the new skills and new ways of thinking they will need in order to meet and successfully address the multiple challenges of the 21st century? Project-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Cooperative learning, Open Content, Critical Thinking, and Creative Problem Solving.


Problem Based Learning & Case Base Learning [pdf]– For those who are interested in the word of problem-based case learning (PBCL) this site is quite a gem. PBCL is an educational approach that enables “educators to design scenario-based learning situations based on …real-time, real-world” problems and this approach helps instructors “minimize the barriers that typically separate the classroom from the real world.”

Created by a team of experts at Nashville State Community College and the WGBH Educational Foundation, the PBCL site features an impressive set of instructional videos featuring actual instructors, students, and business people in classroom situations. New users can start by looking over the “What is PBCL?” section, which includes a nice explanation of the PBCL cycle, a short video on why it works, and a brief description of PBCL basics.

Moving on, the “PBCL in the Classroom” area contains several short videos on using PBCL in the classroom and developing business partnerships. The “Training & Community” section provides additional support for instructors, professional development and coaching programs, and a FAQ section. Here visitors will also find the “Resources & Tools” area, which contains a set of links to additional websites that will be helpful to those educators who seek to explore or implement PBCL. Additionally, the “Glossary” contains a listing of related terms with explanations, such as “contextual learning”, “case-based learning”, and “inquiry-based approach”.  From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2011.

Teachers.Net Meeting Transcript – GATE – Gifted And Talented Education – Presently I am teaching a PBL unit on acids and bases … PBL is problem based learning. The content to be taught is within the problem. …


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