written by Nathaniel Lasry
published by the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development
consultant: Bruce Tracy
Available Languages: English, French
This web site contains a growing collection of field-tested problem-based learning activities for introductory physics classes. Problem based learning has students solve real-world problems by first determining the questions to be asked and the appropriate physics to be used. The goal of this collection is to help faculty overcome the difficulties in finding or creating good problems. It includes background and references on the problem-based approach and information about how it is best implemented in a class. Each problem includes a brief introduction and materials for students and instructors.
Instructors interested in contributing PBL problems are strongly encouraged to do so through this site in the section Submit a Problem.
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Problem Based Learning for College Physics:
Contains Problem Based Learning for College Physics: What Is Problem-Based Learning?
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Contains Problem Based Learning: Crime Scene Investigator: Montreal – Murder You Solve
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