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Welcome to the Problem-Based Learning Wikispace designated for TTU 2+2 students based at RSCC-Oak Ridge


Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

Problem-based learning involves the use of open-ended questions, real-life problem solving, and often concludes with a presentation to an authentic audience. As students are challenged to collaborate, communicate, and develop critical thinking skills, PBL provides a perfect opportunity to use 21st-century skills while mastering content.

Web 2.0 tools featured on Dr. Comer's & Dr. Suters' Integrating Teaching and Technology Wiki http://integratingteachingandtechnology.wikispaces.com/ are helpful to integrate as part of your PBL. Why?
  • Provide a technology-focus for course
  • Encourage teachers to use innovative pedagogy for instruction - develops Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge or TPACK
  • Encourage the use of technology by students – preparation for future.

Wiki-based resources

The "Projects" feature that is available as part of Education Wikis allows you to setup groups in your classroom to organize them for projects.
http://help.wikispaces.com/Projects
http://blog.wikispaces.com/2011/08/projects-a-better-way-to-work-in-classroom-groups.html
Selected resources for PBL
http://blog.wikispaces.com/2011/09/resources-for-project-based-learning.html

PBL Jigsaw Sources

Jigsaw Assignment
http://popplet.com/app/#/120649

ALL READ What is PBL? http://www.bie.org/about/what_is_pbl/
Design Principles
1. Begin with the End in Mind:
http://pbl-online.org/end_in_mind/endinmind.html
2. Crafting a Driving Question
http://pbl-online.org/driving_question/drivingquestion.html
3. Plan the Assessment
http://pbl-online.org/PlanTheAssessment/plantheassessment.html
4. Map the Project
http://pbl-online.org/Map/mapProject.html
5. Manage the Process
http://pbl-online.org/ManagetheProject/managetheproject.html

NOTE: Each group should view the associated project planning form for their design principle.
http://pbl-online.org/ProjectPlanning/PlanningForm.htm