What is Task-Centered Learning? What is Problem-based Learning? How are the two approaches similar and how are they different?
To help provide some clarity on the differences between these two influential approaches to instructional design, my colleague Dr. Greg Francom and I recently wrote and published an article in EdTech Magazine. Our purpose is to helps instructional designers and teachers see the merits and strengths of each of these approaches while understanding the differences. You can also click here to access a pre-publication draft of the article.
Francom, G., Gardner, J. (2013). How task-centered learning differs from problem-based learning: Epistemologies, influences, goals, and prescriptions. Educational Technology Magazine, 53(3), pp. 33-38.