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Walton, Janet – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The label of "teacher" is something of a misnomer for the problem-based learning (PBL) practitioner. Rather than acting as a source of content knowledge, PBL educators are lead learners who demonstrate learning to students through their own authentic inquiry (Hmelo-Silver, 2004). PBL educators and students travel a road together that…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Problem Based Learning, Teacher Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Barnett, Joshua H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Most school-university partnerships have consisted of pre-service teacher education partnerships, by which colleges of teacher education team up with schools to train future teachers. Proponents of these partnerships claim that they have the ability to transform education through networks of teachers and faculty who are passionate about…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Needs Assessment
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Dubetz, Nancy; Lawrence, Alexandria; Gningue, Serigne – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Both the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future and the Holmes Group suggest that the solution to improving student learning is through formal university-school collaborations, or Professional Development Schools (PDSs). As the research base on PDS partnerships grows, so does the evidence that PDSs improve the quality of teaching in…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Research, College School Cooperation, Urban Schools