Many studies and research in America and around the world have found that CBL is beneficial for learners through the learning processes it activates, the results it provides and the skills it acquires in learners.
It has been proven that CBL:
More benefits that CBL offers are:
CBL benefits span over major educational aspects:
A key feature of challenge-based learning is that it appropriates the networking tools and media production techniques already being used in daily life by many 21st century learners. In preparing the final products of their research — presentations of their chosen solutions — students draw upon photography, videography, audio recording, and writing skills that they may already be using as web content producers.
If they are not already doing those things, challenge-based learning provides an engaging opportunity for them to hone these kinds of high-level communication skills.
Because CBL takes its ideas from real-world issues that learners then must translate into solutions of local applicability, a very wide range of curricular areas can be addressed.
When integrated as a regular part of the curriculum, CBL practices naturally lead to discovery of relevant subject matter in many areas. Because problems do not need to be invented — the challenges are real — learners connect what they are learning with their own experiences.
Access to technology, an integral part of CBL, can help teachers overcome some of the other constraints of problem-based learning.
Ubiquitous Internet access in a one-to-one setting opens the door for learners to use online tools for collaboration and communication, often the same tools that are used in the modern workplace. Learners have access to a wider range of resources, including current news articles, research and even experts around the world.
Last but not least: