ERIC Number: ED457524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Learn: Preparing Teachers and Students for Problem-Based Learning. ERIC Digest.
Ngeow, Karen; Kong, Yoon-San
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational approach that challenges students to "learn to learn"--students work cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real-world problems and, more importantly, to develop skills to become self-directed learners. PBL is unique in its integral emphasis on core content along with problem solving. Within the context of reading in the PBL classroom, learning thus becomes much more than the process of mere knowledge seeking. Students develop critical thinking abilities by constantly relating what they read to what they want to do with the information. This digest discusses some of the challenges in learning that students face, and identifies Web resources that teachers can use to support student learning. The digest considers scaffolding, cooperative learning skills, inquiry skills, reflection skills, and assessment, all within the context of "learning to learn." (NKA)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Secondary Education, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.