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Problem-based learning: appropriate for whom?

At what education level can teachers most successfully implement Problem Based Learning? At the K-12 level or at the college/university level? Why?

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Problem-based learning, also called inquiry or sometimes discovery learning and sometimes referred to as using authentic activities, is a Pragmatic, constructivist theory approach to learning - hands-on and practical, using real-life problems and problem-solving skills in individual and group work. It can quite effectively be implemented in the lower grades, and in fact is the basis for Maria Montessori's entire educational system. Montessori schools generally teach pre-K through grades 12, although usually most Montessori schools don't actually continue through to high school graduation, and stop ...

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The solution provides a discussion of problem-based learning, what is it, and what students the method is appropriate for in the classroom.