Problem–Based Learning; a Strategy for the 21 st Century. Petra E. Avillán-Leon, M.Ed. ESL PRTESOL Annual Conference Powering up for the 21 st Century November12-13 Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Why is PBL a strategy for the 21 st Century?.
Petra E. Avillán-Leon, M.Ed. ESL
PRTESOL Annual Conference
Powering up for the 21st Century
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
“The 21st century skills required by the new world we live in are sustained by the use of PBL in our classrooms. The leadership qualities, the collaborative work, the use of internet for researching, the cultural awareness and the critical thinking necessary for the citizens of the 21st century to contribute effectively to our society are all there.” Avillán
The curriculum consists of carefully selected and designed problems that demand from the learner acquisition of critical knowledge, problem solving proficiency, self-directed learning strategies, and team participation skills.
The process replicates the commonly used systemic approach to resolving problems or meeting challenges that are encountered in life and career.
Taken from Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction :.
development (Vygotsy, 1978) to stimulate language acquisition. Students in cooperative groups provide each other with developmentally appropriate language input.
strong impact especially for ESL.