Problem-based Instruction to Support Critical Thinking Krista Glazewski1 & Tom Brush2 Location: Union East—Cactus Flower Room – 102C Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 9.00 to noon PBL/Critical Thinking–Dilemma Problem Solving–Design Problem Solving This workshop will focus on an introduction to the problem-based learning (PBL) instructional strategy and how PBL can be incorporated into classes to enhance student engagement and critical thinking. The workshop will: • Detail various definitions of critical thinking • Provide an introduction to PBL models to support critical thinking across a variety of disciplines • Discuss the latest research focusing on the benefits of incorporating critical thinking and PBL into instruction • Provide examples of PBL instruction in action Friday, May 22, 2015 from 9.00 to noon, and 1.30 to 3.00 PM Experiential Planning for PBL Implementation This workshop will focus on developing ideas and implementing PBL in your classes. The workshop will: • Provide examples of PBL instruction in action, • Provide hands-on opportunities for faculty to develop and integrate PBL activities into their own courses • Plan implementation, and receive feedback on those activities. A significant part of this workshop will involve breakout sessions that provide planning opportunities focusing on specific types of problems (design or dilemma) in order for faculty to more fully explore how to integrate PBL strategies into their own courses. 1 Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, Bloomington. Co-Editor, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning. 2 Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education & Technology, Indiana University, Bloomington.
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