Problem-based learning

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In education, problem-based learning is an "instructional use of examples or cases to teach using problem-solving skills and critical thinking."[1]

Problem-based learning can be enhanced by team-based learning in which problems are solved by teams of learners rather than individual learners.[2]


  1. Anonymous (2022), Problem-based learning (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Fink, L. Dee; Michaelsen, Larry K.; Knight, Arletta Bauman (2002). Team-based learning: a transformative use of small groups. New York: Praeger. ISBN 0-89789-863-X.