ERIC Number: EJ1055411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Overview of Problem-Based Learning: Definitions and Distinctions
Savery, John R.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v1 n1 p9-20 Spr 2006
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that has been used successfully for over 30 years and continues to gain acceptance in multiple disciplines. It is an instructional (and curricular) learner-centered approach that empowers learners to conduct research, integrate theory and practice, and apply knowledge and skills to develop a viable solution to a defined problem. This overview presents a brief history, followed by a discussion of the similarities and differences between PBL and other experiential approaches to teaching, and identifies some of the challenges that lie ahead for PBL.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Definitions, Learner Controlled Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Problem Solving, Educational History, Experiential Learning, Correlation, Intermode Differences, Program Descriptions, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Active Learning, Student Projects, Inquiry, Barriers, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
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