Problem-Based Learning Links

Links for Undergraduate Education

Problem-Based Training Exercises for Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
This collection of cases in environmental epidemiology was developed to provide teachers of epidemiology with practical learning tools of special relevance to environmental health challenges in developing countries. The cases span a broad variety of exposures, diseases, and geographic regions.
Problem-Based Learning Faculty Institute at UC Irvine
Includes examples of PBL cases in biology, chemistry, and interdisciplinary fields such as social ecology.
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
A collection of workshops and methodology, as well as an extensive collection of cases designed for undergraduate classes.
The LifeLines OnLine project challenges faculty from two-year colleges to design and implement problem based learning modules that focus on real world issues.
Virtual Sherlock
In Virtual Sherlock, students try to solve a crime using the clues and information available. The problem solving process requires students to use the library and the internet to look for additional information, learn, understand and apply it in order to solve the crime.
The Problem Based Learning Clearinghouse
A collection of problems and articles to assist educators in using problem-based learning. Teaching notes and supplemental materials accompany each problem, providing insights and strategies that are innovative and classroom-tested.
Center for Problem Based Learning at Samford University
PBL resources, as well as a portfolio of educators working with problem based cases.
The Clearinghouse for Decision Case Education
Offers many case-based learning experiences which can be ordered directly from the site. Many cases explore the overlap of science and political policy.
Learning though Problem Writing
A series of problems in psychology and pharmacology, as well as society and the context of biomedical research.
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Contains various articles about case studies used as methods to teach science.
Chemisty focused modules that examine the roll of chemisty in the context of real-world questions.
Searle Center for Teaching Excellence
Contains links to websites related to teaching and learning.
Project Cape Town
This site is a multimedia teaching case about education and integration in South Africa.
WestED - Mathematics Teaching Cases
A book containing mathematics teaching cases related to various topics such as fractions, decimals and percents.
Teaching Cases
A collection of teaching cases related to finance and urban policy from Syracuse University.
Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education
Essential Components of Problem-Based Learning for the K-12 Inquiry Science Instruction
A paper by professors in the University of Southern California's School of Dentistry.
Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
A website that contains information regarding undergraduate science education and inquiry-based learning.
Committee on Undergraduate Science Education
Contains information about this committee, which is part of the National Acadamies.
Workshop Biology
This program helps to make teaching styles for non-biology majors better in biology courses at the University of Oregon.
Improvements in Undergraduate Science Education Using Web-Based Instructional Modules: The Natural Science Pages
A papepr by Anthony Carpi who is in the Department of Sciences at John Jay College in New York, NY, part of CUNY.
What Matters in College After College
Contains data from a survey conducted by the Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges
Curriculum Access System for Elementary Science
A database of lesson plans and various other materials put together by the University of Michigan.
Problem-Based Learning by Middle School Students
From science to music, this site showcases problem-based learning projects for middle school students.
Oceans of Kansas
A palentology website with fossils from the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Sea
Environmentally-based Chemistry Role Playing Cases
Chemistry cases explore the need to balance environmental and economic issues.
Implementing Problem Solving Strategies: Investigative Cases for Biology and Chemistry
Emory University August, 12th–16th, 2002. Schedule and Guide for a successful PBL workshop for college teachers.
Project Galileo
Problem based approach to teaching physics methods for both large and small groups.
Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Interactive Case Study Group at Emory University
This site provides a short overview of PBL as well as a PBL case which is used by the Honors Human Physiology class at Emory University. Guests may access the case as well as technical information on how the case has been developed for the web.

Additional Resources

Beloit College WebSites with Projects of Interest
Contains links to several sites on problem-based learning.
Case Studies in Science
Contains information on the use of case studies in the sciences. The power of the case method is its ability to capture the attention of the student because it is a "rehearsal for life." It develops students' skills in group learning, speaking, and critical thinking.

Environmental Biology Case Studies
Contains three environmental biology case studies from Professor Blumer's Environmental Biology course at Morehouse College.
Water Quality Project
Problem-based learning techniques for chemistry education by Emory's own, Dr. Preetha Ram.
Problem-Based Learning in Biology
Contains over 20 examples of class-tested case problems for use in first year college biology courses.
Problem-Based Learning at the University of Delaware
This site uses problem-based learning to help students develop the ability to think critically, analyze problems, and find and use appropriate learning resources.
Investigating PBL: A Webquest
Problem Based Learning Initiative
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Department of Medical Education

Evaluating teaching initiatives which employ Resource Based Learning

Woodruff Health Sciences Library PBL Resources
List of resources for faculty developing PBL materials
Center for Problem-Based Learning Core
IMSA's Center for Problem-Based Learning Website.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Problem-Based Learning Bibliography
PBL Bibliography list through Southern Illinois University
Samford Problem-Based Initiative
Accepts applications for minigrants for the development of PBL curriculum materials

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey's Case-Based Learning Resource

PBL Bibliography
With references broken down by topic (K-12, undergraduate, medical school and miscelaneous)
"...balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology."






Center for Learning and Instruction - PBL Resource
Includes a search engine of web and print references, updated regularly.