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ERIC Number: EJ792736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
The Usual Doesn't Work: Why We Need Problem-Based Learning
Spence, Larry
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v4 n4 p485-493 Oct 2004
Difficult to teach and learn, information literacy is a set of skills and knowledge that must be mastered through practice. Advances in the learning sciences reveal that students are not receptacles for wisdom deposits. They decide what they will learn. Problem-based learning exploits that insight. It calls for faculty/librarian collaborations. The following articles recount the steps in one such collaboration. Beginning with this article, they in turn, formulate the problem, design a plausible solution, apply that solution, and explore the implications of the process for libraries, librarians, and their resources. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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