Inquiry Learning in the Gifted Classroom
It’s a Problem-Based World
Inquiry Learning in the Gifted Classroom takes readers step-by-step through the process of integrating, managing, and assessing problem-based learning (PrBL).
PrBL challenges students to think about problems in a logical manner, providing a structure for problem solving that can be used in any situation. Chapters begin with learning objectives and conclude with an activity designed to help readers master PrBL. Detailed, timely examples serve as guides that teachers can look to as they outline their own curriculum as well as helpful graphic organizers to aid in student assessment.
Built to foster lifelong learners, this book helps students experience firsthand how and what they learn in the classroom manifests and becomes relevant in their own lives. After all, it’s a problem-based world out there.
Table of Contents
Introduction: It’s a Problem-Based World, 1. What is Problem-Based Learning?, 2. What are the Benefits of Problem-Based Learning?, 3. Steps to Problem-Based Learning, 4. Finding Big Hairy Problems, 5. Grading the Process, 6. Keeping It Real: Authentic Learning, 7. Raising the Rigor, 8. The Power of Reflection, 9. The Role of the Teacher, 10. Conclusion: Houston, We Have a Problem, Appendix A: A PrBL for You, Appendix B: The Matrix Works Cited
Todd Stanley is the author of many teacher-education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students (2nd edition), Case Studies and Case-Based Learning, Using Rubrics for Performance-Based Assessment, and Authentic Learning: Real-World Experiences that Build 21st Century Skills. He served as a classroom teacher for 18 years and is the gifted coordinator for Pickerington Schools. Follow him @the_gifted_guy or visit www.thegiftedguy.com.