Monday, September 19, 2005

Problem-Based Learning...

I'm becoming a fan of PBL, but after reading a study I've got a question.

The study found that students who went through a PBL course didn't score any better on final tests, but felt that PBL was a more nurturing and enjoyable experience.

So, if you're thinking about moving to PBL, do you do it? If it's not going to increase tests scores, is it worth the headache? Just so that students can feel warm and fuzzy?

I suspect this person might have one answer, and this person might have another (I love the look of the kid in the red shirt. He looks like he might need a Jolt soda or something. And then the other kid in the red shirt is attempting to use his heat vision or something on the first boy.)

If students are learning just as well, does it matter if they are happy?

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