Pros & Cons of Problem Based Learning

Created by marnag@niles-hs.k12.il.us on 05/02/2010

Can it work?

Pro

1.  Allows students to use both oral and written talens.

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2.  Opinions are shared with all members of the group.

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3.  Teamwork is needed to acomplish a task.

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4.  Students gain confidence in their ability to solve real world problems.

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5.  Students learn how to meet a deadline.

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Con

1.  Some students might miss information that they would have discovered in a textbook.

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2.  Some students don't work well in groups.

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3.  Might have a poor group dynamic.

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4.  Someone must be motivated to investigate and have PBL work.

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5.  It takes a great deal of time and effort to prepare a good PBL exercise.

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Results
  • Balanced results

    calculates based on both emotional weights, rational weights and user opinions

  • Emotional results

    calculates based only on emotional weights, and user opinions

  • Rational results

    calculates based only on rational weights, and user opinions

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