What Is PBL?University of DelawareProblem-Based Learning:
From Ideas to Solutions through Communication Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education Characteristics Needed
in College GraduatesHigh level of communication skills
Ability to define problems, gather and evaluate information, develop solutions
Team skills -- ability to work with others
Ability to use all of the above to address problems in a complex real-world settingQuality Assurance in Undergraduate Education (1994)
Wingspread Conference, ECS, Boulder, CO. Recommendations from the
Carnegie Foundation Make research-based learning the standard.
Build inquiry-based learning throughout the four years.
Link communication skills and course work.
Use information technology effectively.
Cultivate a sense of community.Boyer Commission, 1998 “The principal idea behind PBL is that the starting point for learning should be a problem, a query, or a puzzle that the learner wishes to solve.”
Boud, D. (1985) PBL in perspective. In “PBL in Education
for the Professions,” D. J. Boud (ed); p. 13.
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