Problem-Based Learning with the Internet: Grades 3-6 (Paperback)

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At its core, problem-based learning offers students a "messy," complex problem that requires research and critical thinking to resolve. Because the Internet is such a powerful research tool, it is tailor-made for use in problem-based learning. This guide coaches both educators and students on using the Internet to solve complex problems.

Teachers are introduced to how the Internet is organized and how to access its resources without too much technical information. Students are given eight problem-based learning scenarios that put them in the role of a particular character. Successful completion of these scenarios requires extensive Internet research and all of the steps of problem solving, including mapping and defining. Teaching notes and reproducible problem logs are included.

About the Author

William J. Stepien taught social studies to middle and high school students for more than 20 years. Since 1996, he has run the Consortium for Problem-Based Learning. As a private consultant, he has conducted more than 100 workshops with school districts around the country. He serves as ASCD's national consultant in the field of problem-based learning. William C. Stepien Holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology and teaches social studies at St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, Ill.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781593633400
ISBN-10: 1593633408
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 160
Language: English