We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.
—RALPH WALDO EMERSON
to initiate and anchor learning is an increasingly popular instructional strategy with roots going back to the early 20th Century. Problem-centered learning under various labels has been applied to diverse learning outcomes and settings, including near- and far-transfer tasks, educational and training goals, and classroom and multimedia delivery. The use of a work-realistic problem as a training centerpiece stimulates learner motivation by creating a "moment of need."
In this chapter, I review three instructional models that use problems to drive learning:
Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
The Four-Component ID Model
A Cognitive ...
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