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Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

Motivating students is an important first step in teaching and, according to Dr. Don Woods, one of McMaster’s authorities on Problem Based Learning, PBL creates motivation. This motivation could result from an intrinsic quality of problems.

Dr. Woods’ research also shows that by using PBL, students develop skills that serve them well in future learning and in the workplace.