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Education | Educational Methods


WHETHER THINKING ABOUT THE UNIVERSE, THE AMBIGUities of life, or the wonders of learning—educators realize that the whole is so much more than any collection of parts. As they work with learners of all ages, they constantly strive to create experiences that are holistic and connected. Ones that enable students to tackle the complexities facing us as citizens in a global community, as well as in everyday situations. Ones that reveal a need to be open-minded and adaptable. Ones that consider the interrelatedness of systems, both natural and contrived.


From Problems as Possibilities: Problem-Based Learning for K-12, by Linda Torp and Sara Sage, Alexandria, VA: ASCD. © 1998 by ASCD. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. Learn more about ASCD at

Chapter 1: What Does Problem-Based Learning Look Like in Classrooms?

Chapter 2: What is Problem-Based Learning?



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