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What is Problem-Based Learning?

Problem Based Learning Scenarios

UC Libraries introduces the common read book at New Student Orientation.  In this session a current controversial scenarios is presented. Working in small groups, students respond to a prompt:

  • What do you know about the topic?
  • What information is needed to better understand this topic?
  • What resources will be used to find information?
  • What keywords will you use to search for information?

Students capture their ideas and responses, text or images, on large chalkboards. 

Examples from the past years:

Justice, What is the Right Thing to Do

The Other Wes Moore

A Deadly Wandering

Look Me in the Eye

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