A good problem typically involves a real situation, sequential components, and sufficient complexity to engage a group of students productively for up to a week or more. They require students to gain understanding, apply multiple concepts, and make decisions based on their work. Describes how science instructors can identify suitable topics on which to base problems for use a PBL curriculum. From About Teaching: A Newsletter of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness, #47. University of Delaware Problem Based Learning .
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