The PBL-TECH Project: Web-Based Tools and Resources to Support Problem-Based Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education
Thomas Brush, Krista Glazewski, Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Indiana University, United States ; John Saye, Auburn University, United States ; Zhizhen Zhang, Beijing Normal University, China ; Sungwon Shin, Indiana University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper discusses the PBL-TECH project, which seeks to design, disseminate, evaluate, and sustain an enhanced teacher preparation model that provides teacher educators across the United States with web-based tools and resources to teach future teachers to effectively implement innovative technology-supported problem-based learning (PBL) instructional practices, focusing on two specific research-supported PBL models: Problem-Based Historical Inquiry (PBHI) and Socioscientific Inquiry (SSI). Our project focuses on the design and development of web-based tools and resources to support both the modeling of technology-enhanced PBL activities in teacher education, and the exploration of the best methods for integrating technology-supported PBL practices in teacher education. We also provide a discussion of our current and proposed research efforts to explore the most effective ways to implement technology-enhanced PBL in both teacher education and K-12 classroom.
Brush, T., Glazewski, K., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Saye, J., Zhang, Z. & Shin, S. (2013). The PBL-TECH Project: Web-Based Tools and Resources to Support Problem-Based Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3841-3849). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).