ERIC Number: ED400583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Implementing Problem Based Learning in Leadership Development.
Bridges, Edwin M.; Hallinger, Philip
Messy, real-life problems provide the starting point for learning in a radically transformed instructional environment. In problem-based learning (PBL), students in educational administration classes--aspiring and current principals--jointly decide how to deal with the problems and learn leadership skills by facilitating collaboration and building consensus. This book seeks to convey how PBL can become a vehicle for building meaningful connections among research, theory, and practice in the classroom. Chapter 1 elaborates the model, illustrates how it has been used to prepare school leaders, and contrasts PBL with the case method. Chapters 2 through 4 offer strategies for developing PBL instructional materials, describe the instructor's role in implementing PBL in the classroom, and provide suggestions for developing multiple approaches to student assessment. The fifth chapter explores how PBL can be integrated in Ed.D. research, and how PBL can help doctoral students appropriately apply research, theory, and knowledge to problems that arise from educational policy and practice. The final chapter discusses instructional and curricular issues that arise during the implementation process. Appendices contain a sample PBL project, notes of project writing, a sample course syllabus, a project planning form, and a sample evaluation of a student project. One figure and three tables are included. (Contains 54 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Doctoral Programs, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Student Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207 ($14.95 plus $3 handling, payable to University of Oregon/ERIC).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.