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ERIC Number: ED461933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 261
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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)
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
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For first edition, see ED 422 609.