Watch: Problem-Based Learning and Educational Tech
After reviewing the content and links for this week, compare and contrast project-based and problem-based learning and what these two approaches look like in the classroom.
Then, consider one or more of the questions below:
- How would classroom planning and instruction need to change in order to fully capitalize on the strengths of problem-based learning?
- What if students could move on to the next skill or concept or dive more deeply into a topic when they were ready, instead of sitting through lessons and taking tests over material that they already know? (iNACOL)
- What if students spent less time preparing for high-stakes testing and more time on problem-solving, critical thinking, meaningful projects, and collaboration? (iNACOL)
- How would you encourage students to use technology effectively for collaboration to solve the problems presented by cases and case studies? Provide some specific examples.
- What are the challenges of promoting new approaches to teaching and learning in an existing curriculum, especially in an online learning environment?
- What core elements need to be included in the evaluation of the case-based learning approach in order to assess students’ critical thinking?