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Problem-based learning, self- and peer assessment in higher education: towards advancing lifelong learning skills
This study sought to delineate the implementation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and peer- and self- assessment in a teacher training programme. This intervention was accompanied by measuring the participants’ perceptions of the PBL environment and the assessment methods used compared with those of other courses they were previously enrolled in. Another aim was to reveal the most effective perceived PBL constructivist activities in enhancing the assessment methods.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2020
As part of Behrman House's Project-Based Learning Essay Series, Terry Kaye outlines a number of ideas for learning projects that are valuable—and realistic—in a congregational school Hebrew program. It is important to have students identify projects that interest them.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
The Problem Based Learning approach has only recently been developed in Jewish educational contexts, and the transition to Judaic subject matter has revealed some significant learning and motivational benefits, as well as some significant challenges. One of the largest and most central benefits of the PBL approach is student empowerment, as PBL curricula allow students to take charge of their own learning in powerful ways. This paper identifies the key features of problem and project based learning, and will use two case studies from Judaic studies classrooms that have successfully employed this approach to illustrate how students can be empowered through deep engagement in meaningful projects and problems.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
The Spring, 2012 issue of Jewish Educational Leadership explores the question of empowerment. Why? How? What are the boundaries? What are the benefits and dangers? What does empowerment look like in a Jewish school? In Jewish studies?
Updated: Sep. 13, 2012
Rabbi Aaron Ross has recently been devoting considerable effort to introducing Problem-Based Learning to the Judaic studies classroom in order to take our most ancient texts and teach them in a new and hopefully more thought-provoking fashion. While engaged in this endeavor he confronts the nagging question: is PBL countercultural to Jewish tradition?
Updated: Aug. 09, 2012