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Request for Reference

Posted By: Sherman Rosenfeld on November 3, 2003
 
Greetings:

I'd like to receive the full reference
for the article by Ronald Newell, which
you cited.

Just as an aside, I think that it is proper
to call Project-Based Learning (PBL) a
"teaching-learning model" where the focus is
on students asking questions and posing problems,
designing and carrying out plans to develop authentic
products -- based on central concepts and principles --
and presenting these products to a wider audience.

So, yes, PBL is a "student-centered" approach, but
teachers play an important role to make good PBL possible. For the past decade or so, we've conducted research on the professional development of teachers regarding PBL, and we've found that this sort of teacher development is not a trivial matter.

All the very best,


Sherman Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Director, Center for Project-Based Learning (PBL)
in Science, Technology and Mathematics
Davidson Institute of Science Education at the
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel
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