New Curriculum for New Times: A Guide to Student-Centered, Problem-based Learning

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Overview

Recent research on the learning process indicates that learning is facilitated by identifying and solving problems, when finding multiple approaches to problem-solving and when a problem has a 'real-world' significance. This book guides readers step-by-step through designing problem-based learning across the curriculum, and includes advice on managing and assessing student projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803964983
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/15/1996
  • Pages: 200

Meet the Author

Neal A. Glasgow's experience includes serving as a secondary school science and art teacher both in California and New York, as a university biotechnology teaching laboratory director and laboratory technician, and as an educational consultant and frequent speaker on many educational topics. He is the author or coauthor of ten books on educational topics: What Successful Schools Do to Involve Families: Fifty Research-Based Strategies for Teachers and Administrators (2008), What Successful Literacy Teachers Do: 70 Research-Based Strategies for Teachers, Reading Coaches, and Instructional Planners (2007), What Successful Teachers Do in Diverse Classrooms: 71 Research-Based Strategies for New and Veteran Teachers (2006); What Successful Teachers Do in Inclusive Classrooms: 60 Research-Based Strategies That Help Special Learners (2005); What Successful Mentors Do: 81 Researched-Based Strategies for New Teacher Induction, Training, and Support (2004); What Successful Teachers Do: 91 Research-Based Strategies for New and Veteran Teachers (2003); Tips for Science Teachers: Research-Based Strategies to Help Students Learn (2001); New Curriculum for New Times: A Guide to Student-Centered, Problem-Based Learning (1997); Doing Science: Innovative Curriculum Beyond the Textbook for the Life Sciences (1997); and Taking the Classroom to the Community: A Guidebook (1996).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Facing Today's Curriculum Challenges
Developing New Curriculum for New Times
The New Curriculum Approaches
Options for Teaching and Learning Today
The Problem-Based Approach
Changing Roles for Teachers
New Expectations of Students and Parents
Multiple Strategies for Successful Student Teamwork
Putting it all Together: Exemplary Projects
Mentoring
Developing New Relationships in Education
The Portfolio
Managing Problem-Based Experiences
Evaluating Student-Centered Learning
Ensuring that the Curriculum Measures Up
Inspiring Learning

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