Friday, 15 Apr 2022
Active learning has consistently been shown to be more effective than traditional instruction for promoting learning, motivation and student retention. Despite this overwhelming research support, instructors have a number of significant concerns about adopting active learning techniques in their own classes. Common concerns include worries about preparation time, content coverage and student resistance to new teaching methods.
Most instructors want to develop their students' ability to solve practical, realistic problems of the sort found in the real world. Despite that, instruction typically emphasizes textbook examples and homework that has little to do with the types of problems encountered outside of the classroom. This session offers a practical introduction to Problem-based learning or PBL.