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Twenty-first-century skills necessitate the implementation of instruction that allows students to apply course content, take ownership of their learning, use technology meaningfully, and collaborate. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is one pedagogical approach that might fit in your teaching toolbox. PBL is a student-centered, inquiry-based instructional model in which
PBL is a student-centered, inquiry-based instructional model in which learners engage with an authentic, ill-structured problem that requires further research (Jonassen & Hung, 2008). In this workshop, participants will be guided step-by-step to identify, design, develop and assess PBL.
- Describe the purpose and benefits of Problem-based learning (PBL)
- Identify Outcomes/Assessments
- Design the scenario or triggers
- Facilitate problem-based learning discussion
- Perform PBL assessment using rubrics
Glen is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT) at the Australian National University. His passion is educators who can make a difference in the lives of students. Glen’s research is on learning, assessment and approaches to teaching that foster deep learning – in particular Problem-based Learning. Glen has run professional development programs both in Higher and Vocational Education in a wide array of countries. He serves on the executive of a number of national and international education associations including The Pan American PBL Association and The Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development.
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