ERIC Number: ED461933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Problems as Possibilities: Problem-Based Learning for K-16 Education. 2nd Edition.
Torp, Linda; Sage, Sara
This book serves as a guide for educators who want to know about and use problem-based learning (PBL) in their schools. Chapter 1 provides anecdotal reports by teachers and students, including examples from universities as well as elementary and secondary education. Chapter 2 gives an overview of PBL for those who want to learn more about the theory supporting its practice. Chapter 3 presents historical and other background information about PBL. Chapter 4 presents a model of the teaching and learning events of PBL, such as defining the problem, finding its solution, and debriefing the problem. Chapter 5 deals with designing a PBL curriculum, including thinking about context, understanding students' learning characteristics and interests, and generating and playing with ideas. Chapter 6 discusses implementing PBL, detailing such topics as the new roles teachers and students take on in a nontraditional curriculum, facilitating student understanding, and managing the PBL process. Chapter 7 addresses assessment in PBL, showing how to focus assessment vision, assess the assessors, and use assessment to create new learning. Chapter 8 examines issues and stakeholders' questions on developing a PBL initiative in schools, universities, and communities. An appendix contains information about the Problem-Based Learning Network and electronic mailing lists, among other resources. (Contains 140 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Nontraditional Education, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Program Design, Program Implementation
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, P.O. Box 79760, Baltimore, MD 21279-0760 (ASCD Stock No. 101064: $18.95 members, $22.95 nonmembers). Tel: 800-933-2723 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.learningfirst.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For first edition, see ED 422 609.