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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 (PBL) activities for introductory physics classes. The PBL method challenges students to solve real-world problems by first determining questions to be answered, sifting through given information to separate useful from irrelevant data, and collaborating to apply physics in finding solutions.  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.

**NOTE** Click on "English" to enter the website from the home page.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
= Problem Solving
General Physics
- Collections
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Student Guide
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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Keywords:
CCDMD, PBL, Problem based learning, context rich, experiential learning, problem solving
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Metadata instance created May 22, 2008 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
January 21, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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December 31, 2008
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N. Lasry, (Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development, Montreal, 2007), WWW Document, (http://pbl.ccdmd.qc.ca/).
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N. Lasry, Problem Based Learning for College Physics, (Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development, Montreal, 2007), <http://pbl.ccdmd.qc.ca/>.
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Lasry, N. (2008, December 31). Problem Based Learning for College Physics. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development: http://pbl.ccdmd.qc.ca/
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Lasry, Nathaniel. Problem Based Learning for College Physics. Montreal: Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development, December 31, 2008. http://pbl.ccdmd.qc.ca/ (accessed 19 December 2014).
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Lasry, Nathaniel. Problem Based Learning for College Physics. Montreal: Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development, 2007. 31 Dec. 2008. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://pbl.ccdmd.qc.ca/>.
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This page is an overview of the fundamentals of the Problem-Based Learning pedagogy, including a brief history of how it evolved.

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