Friday, May 6, 2011
2011 LOEX Conference
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Problem-based learning (PBL) in library instruction is an attempt to provide instruction that more closely resembles the research process. In problem-based learning,“students are presented with an ‘ill-defined’ problem or issue ‘prompt.’ “Students work in groups to identify problem, research issue, and present a solution or hypothesis.”
Kerri Shaffer Carter and Emily Buzicky modeled the session after the problem-based format.
- Introduction to problem-based learning
- “Use scenarios and prompts to create a PBL lesson plan
- Debriefing (student reflection and instructor feedback)
- Class: Economics (non-business majors)
- Time: 2 hours (I wish!!!)
- Objective: Students will develop a research topic. Students will select the most appropriate research tools.
- Prompt: Examine the Home Values Graph. What caused the various declines and inclines in home values? As a group, select one of the issues, events or trends represented in this chart for further research. Select at least three search tools that are appropriate for your chosen topic.
- Materials: Home Values Graph and a list of possible search tools.