WHAT IS PBL?

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject in the context of complex, multifaceted, and realistic problems. Working in groups, students identify what they already know, what they need to know, and how and where to access new information that may lead to resolution of the problem. The role of the instructor is that of facilitator of learning who provides appropriate scaffolding of that process by (for example), asking probing questions, providing appropriate resources, and leading class discussions, as well as designing student assessments.

Here you are an example of a PBL project I have carried out recently in a bilingual  classroom. It shows how Spanish children use the English language to investigate, learn and share their work.
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Related links:
Problem-based learning ( PBL ) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem-based_learning
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