In 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, the business partner for an architectural design class rejects the students’ initial plans for a college wellness center. He gives the instructor feedback, which the instructor relays to the students. The students then work together and with their instructor to revise their plans for further review by the client.
The Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL) process unfolds in nine stages. At first, a real business problem is identified and presented to students. Working in teams, students analyze the problem, conduct research, make revisions based on their research, and form hypotheses about the solution.
In the seventh stage, Test Points, students give a final check to their information before finalizing proposed solutions. They consider how valid their information is, review their process, and create a presentation that demonstrates their solution, as well as, ideally, how PBCL processes helped them reach this solution.
In this video, students revise their work based on partner feedback. Meaningful iteration is key to PBCL, just as it is with real-world projects. Students are able to review and improve their solutions. The work accomplished in the Test Points stage prepares students for the next stage, Evidence of Learning, when they present their solutions to the business partner and the instructor.
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