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FLATE Focus Features DPBL Project

FLATE CenterThis month’s FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center) Focus newsletter features an interview with Jane Ostrander, PI of DPBL, about problem-based learning and the project’s plans. Read Nevada-based NSF Project Focuses on Cultivating Problem Based Learning at http://flate-mif.blogspot.com/

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Problem-Based Learning Standards

What does it mean to design and teach a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) course? Practitioners of PBL in the University of Hawaii System researched this question and pulled from their own experience to develop the attached Problem-Based Learning Standards. This is… Continue reading


The New Yorker Magazine (30 Jan 2012) has an article about groups of people working on projects. The brainstorming mythThe research shows that brainstorming isn’t as effective as people working alone, but interdisciplinary groups of people who share ideas and criticize each… Continue reading

SENCER Project – Science + Civic Engagement

SENCER Science Education for New Civic Engagement and ResponsibilitiesThe National Center for Science and Civic Engagement invites participation by educators, administrators, and students who believe they can benefit by learning about the SENCER approach and from involvement in the SENCER community. They welcome teams in varying stages of planning, Continue reading

Upcoming Events: AHRD Conference

2012 AHRD Conference

Jane Ostrander, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Rosemary Closson, University of South Florida, will be facilitating Innovation Session 9: Instructional Strategies for Fostering Professional Skills with Problem-Based Learning at the 2012 Academy Of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Research… Continue reading