What is Problem-Based Learning, PBL?
Problem-based learning is predicated on the learner understanding and explaining phenomena and how they are related to each other in a broader context. Studies are thematic and thus integrate multiple subjects and aspects. Learning is based on reality-based situations that are often presented as a brief but multifaceted description or image. Base groups of 6—9 students explore the situation and what they need to learn about it. Each student’s own and the group’s learning process is also an object of exploration and assessment. Learning involves a problem-solving process with a start-up, time for knowledge acquisition and a finish, where the aggregate knowledge of the group helps to solve the problem at hand. The role of the teacher is to supervise the learning process, and it is the students who are responsible for the group’s learning.