Teacher: Why schools need more problem-based learning

04/22/2013 | Powerful Learning Practice

The best education reform is shifting instruction away from single-answer responses to messier problems for students to solve, with multiple answers and no single method to find an answer, educator Tim Holt writes in this blog post. "We cannot in all honesty think that students can possibly be prepared to solve life's messy problems when for years all they have been taught to do was look for the single best answer on the standardized test," writes Holt, a veteran educator in Texas.

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