What is Problem-Based Learning?

Problem-Based Learning is an approach for teaching interdisciplinary studies that encourages active student participation. One of the great problems new researchers face in interdisciplinary studies is how to teach people to reach across disciplines and boundaries in new ways. Problem-based learning argues that the best way to teach people to do this is to give them the hands-on experience of being a researcher, rather than dogmatically telling people how to be creative thinkers.

 

Learn more about my teaching goals and methods in my Statement of Teaching Philosophy or by seeing my complete list of courses with links to syllabi.