Maastricht 7-step sequence for PBL


  1. Clarify & agree working definitions, unclear terms and basic concepts
  2. Define the problem(s); agree which phenomena need explanation
  3. Analyse the problems – brainstorm
  4. Arrange possible explanations and working hypotheses
  5. Generate and prioritise learning objectives
  6. Research the learning objectives – mostly through independent study
  7. Report back, synthesise explanations, and apply newly acquired information to the problem
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