Problem Based Learning Developed from Brain Based Learning

After discerning in two very unique and inter-related readings concerning information processing and problem solving, my interest to the brain in relation to learning increased so much more.  Connell (2009), defines Brain Based Learning (BBL), as a way in which instructors create an environment where learners feel comfortable learning. She explains, Howard Gardner’s BBL theory, which states, we have multiple intelligences. A theory, which professionals, neurologists, educators, psychologists, parents from all around the world came together, to learn and discover an efficient way of instruction.  A way of instruction, still applied to all children and adults alike.  Children with disabilities are in special class, where they can still learn.  While learning, we all process the information differently.

Putnam (2001) enhances Howard Gardner’s BBL theory developed as problem-based learning or PBL.  Putnam discussed Howard Barrow’s dimensions of PBL as an instructional approach to real life problems.  He discussed PBL six dimensional approaches to effective instruction in relation to facing real life problems, learning and necessary skills.  In an amazing way, the PBL dimensions instructions content cover from the need to foster knowledge, skills, wisdom to the need to create strategies for learning.
Two different readings but inter-related in Howard Gardner’s theory of Brain Based Learning completed in a very effective way by Howard Barrows’ Problem Base Learning Dimensions.


Educational Horizon Education, Inc. (Educational Horizon). (2009). The Global Aspect of Brain Based Learning.  Retrieved from WaldenU Library.

Department of Workforce Education and Development. (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)(2001). Problem Teaching and Learning in Technology Education.  Retrieved from WaldenU Library.

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