ERIC Number: EJ1067331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Examining the Role of the Instructor in Problem-Centered Instruction
Rico, Rodolfo; Ertmer, Peggy A.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v59 n4 p96-103 Jul 2015
In this paper, we examine the role of the instructor during student-centered approaches, specifically those that are problem-centered, to outline effective strategies that are valuable for facilitating discussions. After describing the role of the instructor in each phase of implementation, from planning to evaluation, we discuss specific strategies for facilitating effective discussions. Strategies identified as being successful in problem-centered discussions included meta- cognitive questioning, peer facilitation, and teacher training, to name a few.
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Student Centered Curriculum, Problem Based Learning, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Metacognition, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Education, Peer Relationship
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