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Problem-Based Teaching: Building Thinking Classrooms

April 10, 2015 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


We know that problem-based teaching is an effective way for teachers to foster student learning. Simply “problematizing” the curriculum, however, does not constitute the practice that teachers want or students need. Equally, infusion of problem-based learning into the Ministry of Education mandated curriculum does not constitute the building of thinking classrooms. To build thinking classrooms teachers must be provided with a set of tools to allow them to develop authentic thinking lessons and programs.

In this workshop Dr. Peter Liljedahl looks at a series of such tools, specifically designed to build an environment conducive to problem-based learning. Dr. Liljedahl will review the findings of recent research in curriculum development with respect to problem-based teaching, with emphasis on specific research that indicates and demonstrates that a problem-based learning environment and culture can quickly be established, even in very traditional classrooms

Join us to learn how to effectively teach your mandated curriculum by building engaging and stimulating thinking classrooms.

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Banner+Photo+2[1]Dr. Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl received his Ph.D at Simon Fraser University in 2004. His scholarly work focuses on curriculum theory and its implementation. In 2010 he was appointed Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, and from 2011 Dr. Liljedahl holds the position of Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office. Dr. Liljedahl is the author of numerous articles and the co-author of several books, including: Lesson Play: A tool for research and professional development in mathematics education; and Teaching Mathematics as Storytelling.


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April 10, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Holiday Inn Vancouver
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