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ERIC Number: EJ1097065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
A Look at Problem-Based Learning in High School Classrooms to Promote Student Activism
Baker, Anne-Rose L.
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v7 n2 p105-110 2011
Problem based learning has more recently become a common term in public education. There is much positive potential when implementing problem based learning at the high school level. Here I review positives while not completely ignoring some of the negatives associated with implementing a problem based learning model at the high school level. More importantly, I will move beyond a look at the model of problem based learning and focus on how the model encourages students to take an active role in their learning as well as in the community. With the support of Ernest Morrell's (2003) theories of promoting students activism, I will combine personal implications from researching the background of the model holistically as well as examples of successful practices. My research will create an understanding on how students benefit from problem based learning by increasing critical thinking skills as well as literacy skills and also how the community in which the students reside also has the potential to benefit.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, High School Students, Student Participation, Activism, Teaching Methods, Public Education, Student Role, Active Learning, Public Service, Civics
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://jolle.coe.uga.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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