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University of Delaware: Problem-Based Learning

Based at the University of Delaware, this set of peer-tested and vetted educational resources asks the important question: "How can I get my students to think?" Their educational philosophy places a premium on problem-based learning (PBL), which is an instructional method that asks students to work cooperatively in groups in order to seek solutions to real world problems. First-time visitors can...

https://www.itue.udel.edu/pbl/problems
American Radio Works: Don't Lecture Me

Over the past few decades, higher education has been vastly transformed by online course offerings and myriad changes driven by technological advances and innovation. The old model of straight lectures and recitations to courses large and small has been challenged by new research as well. This documentary from American RadioWorks looks at different educators and institutions as they think about...

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/tomorrows...
The Learning Brain: Neuroscience

The very well-maintained BioEd Online website from the Baylor College of Medicine was recently overhauled and now it's better than ever. This particular resource collection brings together videos, teacher guides, digital slides, video presentations, and related content. The topics covered include brain structure, neurons and the nervous system, human senses and movement, learning and memory,...

http://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/resource-collect...
Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

What skills do people need to survive in the 21st century? It's a great question and one that is examined in painstaking detail by the authors of this 242-page report published by the National Academies Press. Released in 2012, the report responds to a charge from the National Research Council to define the set of key skills that are referenced by the labels "deeper learning, "21st century...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13398/education-for-life-and-wor...