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ERIC Number: EJ817854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Problem-Based Learning Tools
Chin, Christine; Chia, Li-Gek
Science Teacher, v75 n8 p44-49 Nov 2008
One way of implementing project-based science (PBS) is to use problem-based learning (PBL), in which students formulate their own problems. These problems are often ill-structured, mirroring complex real-life problems where data are often messy and inclusive. In this article, the authors describe how they used PBL in a ninth-grade biology class in Singapore, where the socio-cultural context is different from the United States in some aspects. They discuss the tools, pedagogy, and strategies that they used during a unit on food and nutrition. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore