ERIC Number: ED466563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
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Problem-Based Learning with the Internet, Grades 3-6.
Stepien, William J.
This book introduces third through sixth grade teachers to problem-based learning (PBL), a system for classroom instruction and curriculum development. It combines the PBL system with practice in locating, evaluating, and thinking about information from the Internet. It provides 8 PBL units for use in the classroom, offering instructions for completing each unit in 14 class periods. In each unit, teachers and students use four types of materials: the coaching plans, rubrics, the problem logs, and the PBL units. Each unit presents a problem to be solved by students working in large and small groups and independently. The units contain scenarios describing a problem just as it might occur in real life. Students investigate elements in each problem, searching for pertinent information on the Internet, and in the process developing their critical thinking skills, learning to identify relevant and reliable data, and applying it to produce realistic solutions. The book includes reproducible problem solving worksheets, teaching notes showing how to differentiate the material, plans to create new PBL units based on the model, and information about using the Internet as an instructional tool. Three appendixes present basic procedures for searching the Web, using information from the Web, and using the Internet responsibly. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Internet, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Scoring Rubrics, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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