Breakout sessions A & B:
Problem posing, problem solving, and peer persuasion

Breakout sessions A & B:
Problem posing, problem solving, and peer persuasion

Saturday, October 11, 2003
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Presenter:
Ethel D. Stanley, Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium- Beloit College

Practicing scientists define problems, develop methodologies and strategies to investigate those problems, and present their findings to persuade other members of their community of the reasonableness of their conclusions. A corresponding three-phase pedagogical approach featuring collaborative problem posing, problem solving, and peer persuasion (BioQUEST 3 P's) will be introduced via contemporary problem spaces. Instructors and students are collaborators in the process. Sharing prior knowledge, insights, resources, and tools provides authentic experiences for students to engage in inquiry and utilize collaborative skills necessary for life long problem solving. Implementation and assessment strategies will be discussed.