Problem-Based Learning Faculty Institute - What is PBL?
What is Problem-Based Learning? Dr. De Gallow, Director, Instructional Resources Center, Project Director, Hewlett Grant One of the primary features of Problem-Based Learning is that it is student-centered. Student-centered refers to learning opportunities that are relevant to the students, the goals of which are at least partly determined by the students themselves. This does not mean that the teacher abdicates her authority for making judgments regarding what might be important for students to learn; rather, this feature places partial and explicit responsibility on the students shoulders for their own learning. Defining Characteristics of PBL: 1 These "higher order" thinking skills are attributed to the work of Benjamin Bloom and colleagues (1956) in Bloom's Taxonomy, a hierarchical model of thinking skills.
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