In a problem-based learning (PBL) model, students engage complex, challenging problems and collaboratively work toward their resolution. PBL is about students connecting disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems—the motivation to solve a problem becomes the motivation to learn.
For more than ten years, the Leaders and Fellows of the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE) have encouraged the adoption of student-centered and active classroom pedagogies—and in particular—the use of PBL in the undergraduate classroom. On- and off-campus workshops are held for faculty and students to enhance their understanding of PBL.
The Theodore M. Hesburgh Award was created to acknowledge and reward successful, innovative faculty development programs that enhance undergraduate teaching. ITUE is a recipient of the Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence for its work in implementing problem-based learning in the classroom.
In this peer-reviewed online resource, educators have the opportunity to submit and publish their own problems and articles on problem-based learning.
Check out our recently added problems!
An Experiment in Using Plants to Get the Lead out, Environmental Science - 8/7/2016
Vehicle Fatalities in Delaware, Public Policy - 9/21/2016
Friend, Can You Spare a Kidney for Our Son Levon?, Economics - 3/1/2017
A new version of the Clearinghouse is now open for your use. Authors are encouraged to submit new problems.
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