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Problem-Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms: A Teacher's Guide to Implementation

by Ann Lambros Corwin Press
Pub Date:
02/2004
ISBN:
9780761938477
Format:
Pbk 136 pages
Price:
AU$53.99 NZ$55.65
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
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This teacher-friendly, jargon-free guide to Problem-Based Learning (PBL) offers teachers an exciting student-centered teaching method that engages learners at all levels in middle school and high school. PBL lessons encourage students to work together in groups to arrive at sound solutions, as well as to develop important self-directed learning skills that can be transferred to non-classroom situations. Author and PBL expert Ann Lambros further familiarizes educators with the PBL philosophy by outlining the many benefits obtained from PBL, including reading comprehension, social skill development, content retention, and student motivation.

This easy-to-use guide for teachers implementing PBL in the classroom includes:

Getting started with PBL in middle and high school classrooms
Developing problems for classroom use
Ready-to-use sample problems for different grade levels
Self and peer assessments for PBL
Problem-Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms offers a powerful technique for all levels of learning to equip students with the tools necessary to conquer the challenges they face today and in the future.

Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Problem-Based Learning: What and Why Knowing What Collaboration and Differentiation PBL Provides Relevance to Learners PBL Teaches Lifelong Problem-Solving Skills The PBL Process in Action In a

Fills a gap in existing PBL literature. It gives helpful tips to PBL novices and timely reminders for PBL practitioners with an ever-present awareness of the specific needs of secondary teachers. It will be on my list of recommended reading for IMSA's PBL workshop participants! Debra Gerdes, Problem-Based Learning Leader A complete delight. . . Ann Lambros writes in a manner that is very easy for any teacher to follow and feel comfortable with even without any prior understanding of PBL. . . She makes PBL seem uncomplicated, easy, and enjoyable. Her understanding of the capabilities and interests of the students at various grades is impressive. Howard S. Barrows, Professor Emeritus
Ann Lambros is Director of the Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching, and Learning at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is a consultant to K-12 schools and an expert at the creation and implementation of problem-based learning programs.