Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional method of hands-on, active learning centered on the investigation and resolution of messy, real-world problems. It originated in the late 1960s at the medical school at McMaster University in Canada. It is a pedagogical approach and curriculum design methodology often used in higher education and K-12 settings. The following are some of the defining characteristics of PBL:
The following links are from Best Kids Educational Website. Reviews of the best K-12 interactive games and education sites for kids, parents and teachers. Education websites reviewed here are listed on LearningReviews.com, a directory of more than 2,900 mostly free K-12 educational websites, rated and reviewed by teachers, parents and students. The projects are often cross-curricular and incorporate STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. Projects at some websites, such as iEARN, ePals, and CIESE, involve collaboration with other classes around the country or around the world. ** Free registration is required to obtain project details at: CASES Online, PBL Online, ePals, and Take Action Curriculum.
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** Free registration is required to obtain project details at: CASES Online, PBL Online, ePals, and Take Action Curriculum.
For a more complete listing of websites with PBL background, advice, lesson plan templates, and assessment and evaluation tools, look at the LearningReviews.com Project Based Learning directory.