STEM at Northglenn
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What is Problem-Based Learning?
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a total approach to education. It is both a curriculum and a process. PBLs consist authentic and relevant problems that require students to:
Obtain critical knowledge
Use problem solving skills
Approach a problem from different perspectives (lenses)
Become more self-directed in their learning
Develop team collaboration skills
Present and discuss ideas with an authentic audience of professionals
For students doing a PBL, the problem is real, current, and relevant. Their solutions offer them choice, creativity, and require them to problem solve with a team.