Source: Making Learning Real: "Thinking About Evaluation"
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With Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL), students work in teams to develop and present solutions to real-world problems. In this video from Making Learning Real, instructors and a learning scientist discuss ways to evaluate student work in PBCL. One challenge for education is to find a way to evaluate that does not stifle innovation. Another is the need to evaluate how students solve new problems they have never seen before. The solutions that students develop can indicate how well they have learned the material.
In the Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL) process, the instructor and a business partner identify a real-world problem and present it to students. In teams, students work through the stages of the PBCL process. After researching and refining their ideas, they present them to the instructor and the business partner.
Traditional evaluations often look at how well students apply formulaic solutions to problems. PBCL is unique in that each project presents an authentic problem, and so students must apply their course knowledge in original ways. A student's proposed solution, which is a capstone to the project, is just one target of the evaluation. The PBCL methodology allows instructors to assess various aspects of student performance, including teamwork, behavior, and understanding of content.
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