ERIC Number: ED450483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-4
Learning about Problem-Based Learning.
Estes, Dwain M.
This paper describes the introduction of a problem-based learning program in a new doctoral program at the University of Texas--Pan American in 1998. Students were assigned the problem of studying the implementation of a two-way bilingual education in their Educational Leadership Laboratory and making recommendations regarding the use of one or more of 10 interventions. The paper describes this attempt at problem-based learning which was unsuccessful due to several problems: complaints by students, and underestimation of the importance of having students actively involved in and informed about the emerging structure of the program design. The author concludes that the problem-based learning approach should not have been assigned so soon and on such a scale. (Contains 15 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (San Francisco, CA, March 4, 2000).