ERIC Number: ED465621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
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Using Problem-Based Learning in a Science Methods Course.
McDonald, James T.
Teaching methodologies, such as Problem Based Learning (PBL), have arisen in response to educational research that has found evidence that even though lecturing may be the most prevalent teaching tool it is arguably the least effective way to facilitate student learning. It is important then, for methods instructors to give preservice teachers tools and strategies for use in the classroom. PBL is a tool that teaches cooperative learning, grouping of students, and an inquiry-based methodology for science instruction. This paper discusses the aspects of providing PBL instruction in a methods course. (Contains 26 references.) (MVL)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Based Learning, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Charlotte, NC, January 10-13, 2002); see SE 066 324.