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ERIC Number: EJ1092020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Cultivating Preservice Secondary Teachers for Project-Based Learning: A Four-Step Model
Zhang, Gaoming; Ridgway, Angelia J.; Sachs, Deb
AILACTE Journal, v12 n1 p1-15 Fall 2015
This article describes four different mechanisms for preparing teacher candidates from a liberal arts institution to teach in project based learning (PBL) classrooms: Observe it, Experience it, Create it, and Become it. For each of the four mechanisms, the authors also provide concrete examples of candidates' PBL experiences and candidates' feedback about the process. From observation to mini-teaches in schools to field placements, the authors suggest a variety of methods for engaging both undergraduate and graduate students in learning about PBL instruction. The four-step mechanism could also provide suggestions for how to implement PBL in similar liberal arts institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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