The Practice of Problem–Based Learning: A Guide to Implementing PBL in the College Classroom
This book is a guide for the development and implementation of problem–based learning in college–level courses. Written with usefulness in mind, it provides practical advice from real professors to real professors, includes examples of PBL in action through every stage of problem development through implementation, and integrates cross–disciplinary experiences into the doing of PBL in the college classroom.
Its nuts–and–bolts approach makes it valuable to faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and faculty development professionals interested in learning how to do PBL, as well as to those already using PBL who would like to learn more about what other practitioners do in their classrooms.
- Why (we) use PBL
- Changing the landscape
- No problems? No problem
- Controlling chaos in PBL
- Evaluation, revision, and reflection
1 Why (We) Use PBL.
Why We Switched.
What Is PBL?
2 Changing the Landscape.
Changing Our Courses.
Changing Our Students.
3 No Problems? No Problem.
Sources for Problems.
Designing a Successful Problem.
4 Controlling Chaos in PBL: The Messy Middle.
5 What Now? Evaluation, Revision, and Reflection.
What Worked—and What Didn’t.
The Sustainability of PBL.