Resources for problem-based learning

As a a prelude to a posting on problem-based learning outside of educational institutions, I’d like to share some resources I found and collected using LiveBinders.

Problem-based learning opportunities are characterized by their fuzziness. Problems are often vague, complex, and can be solved in multiple ways—in other words, they mirror real-world problems. Learners who approach PBL challenges have to come up with ways to:
  • represent a problem and/or divide it into sub-problems
  • search for solutions
  • implement solutions

Problem-based learning can be performed as a solo act but it’s typically enriched by team participation and multiple viewpoints.

Because of the time it takes for learners to engage in PBL, incorporating PBL into corporate training can be challenging. (I’m distinguishing PBL from scenario or simulation training which involves solving problems that are typically set out in a more structured way.)  However, there are ways to implement PBL in corporate settings. More about this in the next post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s