Problems-First Learning

A Framework for Engaging Minds and Nurturing Thinkers in Grades 6–12

By: Ted McCain

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Code: SOT1185

ISBN: 9781760941185

No of Pages: 174

Publish Date: 20 August 2021

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The instructional pattern of ‘teaching as telling, learning as listening’ has remained a tradition for generations. However, the 21st century requires a different approach. Through author Ted McCain’s problems-first instructional method, educators present their curriculum to students as a problem to solve – rather than as content to listen to – and then equip students with transferable processing skills that will help them effectively address challenges in school and beyond. Filled with problems-first lesson examples and tips for elevating students’ thinking, Problems-first learning: A framework for engaging minds and nurturing thinkers in grades 6–12 provides step-by-step guidance for teachers to increase students’ engagement and development of real-world skills in their classrooms.

Grades 6–12 educators will:

  • consider the thinking and processing skills that students need in the 21st century
  • recognise the shortcomings of a traditional lecture-based instructional method
  • understand how a problems-first teaching style can equip students with higher-level thinking skills
  • assess their current classroom methods and learn how to shift to problems-first practices
  • review examples of problems-first lesson plans.
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Price A$39.95
ISBN 9781760941185
Publish date 2021-08-20 00:00:00
Partner ID 20148
Partner Name Solution Tree Inc
Key Learning Area Professional development