Saturday, November 3, 2007

Why problem-based learning?

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is another form of collaborative conversation that can be used to build capacity in others.

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning enables our students to compete in a global world. PBL requires students to function in the higher levels of thinking and provides hands-on activities.
MS1

Anonymous said...

It provides an opportunity for the learner to react to a real-world problem. (MS1)

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning utilizes the 21st century learning and teaching skills that are necessary for our students to succeed in the 21st century. It adds relevance and rigor to instruction and moves away from the drill and kill approach of the past.

Middle School Group 1

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning actively engages the participant in a relevant activity. It incorporates higher order thinking skills. (ML1)

Anonymous said...

It is easier and more efficient to discuss other professionals' mistakes than to make them all yourself. There is much to gain by brainstorming together and problem-solving based on new information.
(MS 1)

Anonymous said...

To improve the quality of education for all students. ms1

Anonymous said...

PBL's are a way to put into practice the things discussed in the class.
James Hopkins Middle School Group II

Anonymous said...

PBL is group oriented project to learn real life problem solving techniques and apply leadership techniques learned at the institute.
Mike / Middle level 2

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning is very important for teachers to design lessons for students to relate their learning to real-life experiences.

Anonymous said...

Problem-Based Learning is important in preparing students to succeed in the real-world.
Karen Finamore
Middle School
Group II

Anonymous said...

It is a realworld way to solve problems.

Anonymous said...

PBL is a group consensus that has total buy in. All participate and feel part of the group and the total process including the end results.

Jim
Middle II

Anonymous said...

mAKES LEARNING RELEVANT - REAL WORLD ISSUES/RELEVANCE

Anonymous said...

To prepare our students for real world problem solving,and teach them 21st century skills that will enable them to be successful.
Scott Monty Middle School Group 2

Shawn said...

This is an ideal way to provide the new three "R"s Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships.

Anonymous said...

To enable our students to compete globally we must use problem based learning. This allows our student to function at a higher leevel of thinking.

Anonymous said...

PBL gives students the opportunity to solve real world problems in a classroom environment.

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning is an excellent learning tool that allows the learner to engaged in real life situations.

Anonymous said...

PBL is a real-world learning experience. It helps students to see the relevance of the learning.

Anonymous said...

How can we model 21st century instruction?

Anonymous said...

PBLs allow the learner to apply their knowledge of 21st century content and skills to real world problems. This is the most effective means to engage the learner completely.

Anonymous said...

To enable our students to compete with the rest of the world, we must use problem based learning.

Anonymous said...

PBL encourages and fosters collabortaion for all stake holders, which includes students, teachers, and administrators. Motivates critical thinking skills.

Anonymous said...

transformational leadership along with distributed leadership does work. Todays traning was great except we needed time to internalize what we learned before the activity.

Carolyn said...

PBL is necessary to prepare students to function in the real world with real world problems and situations.

Anonymous said...

Students of today need to be able to find the information not just recite it. Students need to know who to learn and how to apply the knowledge to solve the problem. Just knowing the information is a lower level thinking skill and the information is available and changing too fast for the student to know all of it.

Anonymous said...

Encourages the use of 21st Century skills

Anonymous said...

The PBL are very important for various reasons. Most importantly it brings the situations we all face before a large group for discussion.

Anonymous said...

Problem Based Learning is a way for students to synthesize their learning in a real-world situation.

Anonymous said...

It provides an opportunity for students to be engaged in learning.(hs2)

Anonymous said...

PBL makes the learning relevant.

Anonymous said...

It is another way to communicate with others and require input to solve problems.

Anonymous said...

It introduces you to 21st Century Skills.

HS2

Anonymous said...

PBL gives us a chance to use what we have learned in a real world scenario without fear of failure.

Elementary Group 2 said...

Problem-based learning is an extremely valuable 21st Century learning skill. It provides real-life situations and promotes collaboration, higher level thinking skills, creativity, and innovation.

Anonymous said...

It introduces you to 21st Century Skills.

HS2

Anonymous said...

PBL requires collaboration and effective communication skills.
ES2

Anonymous said...

PBL engages the students in problem solving at a higher level of thinking and requires them to work in a cooperative collabrotive way with other students.

HS2

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning involves students in the learning process. It rquires students to be problem solvers which will enable them to complete in a global society.

HS2

Anonymous said...

It is something we have to do-the time is now to deal with real word problems; and this is the way to the future.

HS II

Anonymous said...

PBL makes the learning relevant. HS2

ES2 said...

It is another avenue to include collaboration among a vast group to problem solving.

Anonymous said...

PBL is a pathway to real world learning.
SH2

Anonymous said...

PBL allows all stakeholders to have ownership in the process/product. In turn this permits growth and continued improvement within the organization.

HS2

Anonymous said...

PBL lets us allow students to work collaboratively and to use higher level thinking. It gives them an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment which is more beneficial for them. (HS2)

Anonymous said...

PBL

Anonymous said...

PBL is a collaborative way to
find solutions to problems.

Anonymous said...

HS Group 2
PBL can be an effective tool for moving a school toward 21st. century learning. The activity today helped to clarify this process.
Amanda

Anonymous said...

The session this afternoon that required that we demonstrate understandings on both Distributive and Transformational Leadership was challenging, insightful, interesting, thought-provoking, and, beneficial!

H/S-II

Anonymous said...

It provides students the chance to get real time help and experience.

Anonymous said...

PBL provides an opportunity to respond to situations in case study formats.
HS2

Anonymous said...

PBL simply gives students the opportunity to respond to real life problems using the skills that they have acquired.

Elementary Group 2

Anonymous said...

Problem-based learning uses real world strategies to facilitate collaborative work
EG2

Anonymous said...

It is a relevant tool for students to learn practical, team building activities with real world applications. It is a tool to allow 21st century skills to be used and understood.

HSII

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning is real life application of learning. Learning becomes meaningful and relelvant to students.

Anonymous said...

Problem-based learning gives students an opportunity to think critically and solve a simulated problem. This is a great opportunity to teach problem-solving techniques, higher-order thinking, and collaborative skills in a setting that lends familiarity to the real world in a 21st century context.

HS2/bhw

es2 said...

It provides relevant opportunities for students to learn. Students become active participants in the learning process and take responsibility for their own learning.

Anonymous said...

To MS1:
I agree with your assessment of the PBL. It would be nice if all schools approached 21st. century with this concept. Amanda HSG2

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning provides a platform for students to practice all of the components of 21st Century skills. This will enable them to be better prepared for the real world.

Anonymous said...

Students learn best when they're challenged to solve a problem. These are the skills that are needed for future learning and ability to adjust to a changing world.

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning affords the student to be involved in real life lerning situations

Anonymous said...

Problem Based Learning is a higher level order of thinking skills.
EMS 2

Anonymous said...

PBL allows the learner to participate in and solve a problem that is relevant to his/her life.
ES2

Anonymous said...

It seems to be a wonderful way to communicate messages with staff and community.(ES2)

Anonymous said...

It is a great way to learn about the problems of today.

Anonymous said...

Participants are actively engaged and collaborating to solve a real world situation.

Anonymous said...

PBL requires higher order thinking, good communication skills and an appreciation for real-world relevance.
elem2

Anonymous said...

PBL requires higher order thinking skills to solve relevant problems that can correlate to real life experiences.

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning forces students to apply what they know. It can give them real experience in collaboration and working with others. This is what they need to know in the real world.

Anonymous said...

Problem Based Learning provides a vehicle to brainstorm the causes of a problem and promotes discussion to arrive at different solutions to the problem.

Anonymous said...

21st Century skills demand this type of knowledge.

Anonymous said...

This gives students a chance to drive their own instruction and be a part of leading their own learning.

Anonymous said...

PBL allows all students to become involved in the learning experience.

Anonymous said...

To provide our children with the opportunities to think at a higher level.

Anonymous said...

PBL is a necessary part of 21st Century Leaning and will prepare students to compete in the global society.

Anonymous said...

PBL automatically engages higher order thinking; several steps have to be gone through to develop an answer. Even a simple problem to solve is going to be more complex than simple recall.

Anonymous said...

Always remember write with caution and you are sharing with unknown people. PBLs could be a great way to learn.

Anonymous said...

We've been doing this for a long time. I'm glad to see it receive the validation of support by the state. We knew it had value, but it did not generally come out of the expensive textbooks purchased by our county, so we were conservative in the use of PBL activities.

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning is a powerful tool to use in school. It will be productive to use with staff and/or students. By working together to solve real life problems, students will develop higher order thinking skills and learn to work cooperatively in a group. Staff can look at problems within a school and work together and find a solution.

Anonymous said...

This is the wave of future learning.
Problem Based Learning is the best method of learning anything.

Anonymous said...

To place a problem in a relevant context, so that the learner can see the value in that particular solution, and learn the process to apply it to other situations.

Anonymous said...

creates critical thinking

Anonymous said...

Critical thinking is a must. PBL will help achieve this.

Anonymous said...

It allows students the opportunity for higher order learning.

Anonymous said...

PBL facilitates the student as learner/teacher. The learner has to organize their knowledge into practical applications.

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning lets the children be actively engaged and develop their own understanding. Students take owner of their own learning. It helps to develop students for the 21st century and be problem solvers.

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning allows are students to have some real life experiences with out the real life consequences. It requires higher level thinking and provides hands on activities. The chinese proverb says that I see and I know, I do and I understand.TSA

Anonymous said...

Problem based learning will give our students a chance to be on a level playing field. ES1

Anonymous said...

PBL let's a group tackle a real-life problem. The whole can will be involved in discovering the "root cause" so solutions can be generated by the group. This is a powerful tool to engage every member in a group.

Anonymous said...

PBL is a form of collaborative interaction that provides another opportunity for learners to respond to actual, real-world problems. (ES1)