Problem-Based Learning: Examples, Theory & Definition


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What is problem-based learning?

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1. What is the question that drives PBL called?

2. What is the end project for PBL called?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The goal of education has shifted away from a focus on helping students acquire factual information and toward giving them knowledge and practice with higher level thinking. Ideal educational situations allow for in-depth engagement with topics of study, and problem-based learning, or PBL, serves that goal particularly effectively. These practice questions in the quiz/worksheet combo will help you solidify your knowledge of this significant theory in education.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Definition of Problem-Based Learning
  • Teacher's role in PBL
  • What sort of thinking skills are utilized most in PBL

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Problem-Based Learning theory
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding PBL
  • Defining key concepts-ensure that you can accurately define main concepts such as end project for PBL

Additional Learning

Review the lesson Problem-Based Learning: Examples, Theory & Definition to learn more about problem-based learning. Objectives addressed include:

  • Understand the unique components of PBL
  • Know why PBL supports inter-curricular learning
  • Understand how PBL encourages both self-directed and cooperative group learning
  • Explore a sample PBL project
  • Recognize the role teachers play in PBL projects