Problem-based learning (PBL) is focused experiential learning organized around student-centered investigation and resolution of real-world problems identified with input from outside stakeholders. PBL organizes curriculum around this holistic problem, enabling student learning in relevant and connected ways. PBL creates a learning environment in which teachers coach student thinking and guide student inquiry, facilitating learning toward deeper levels of understanding while entering the inquiry as a co-investigator. This experience can be strengthened by using industry volunteers. PBL can be administered as either a career awareness activity in the P-8 grades or as a career exploration activity at both the secondary and postsecondary education levels.
- Education and Career Plan