How well is authentic problem-based learning (APBL) understood by its facilitators? How ready are teachers in implementing APBL in the classroom? Written based on the APBL approach, Jump Start Authentic Problem-Based Learning serves as a comprehensive, practical and easy-to-understand handbook to equip teachers to become competent and confident in APBL.
At the outset of each chapter, readers are presented with real, high-impact and frequently occurring teaching problems that they will encounter when implementing APBL. Through the use of the APBL process and templates, they are taught to manage these problems. The book also showcases APBL in action. Teachers who have adopted APBL as an alternative to the traditional lecture-tutorial approach share their APBL implementation experiences in their testimonials. In addition, the tried-and-tested templates at the end of each problem-based chapter serve as an effective resource to help teachers jump start their APBL works.
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Dr Wee Keng Neo, Lynda is a Visiting Faculty at the Edwin L Cox Business School, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA. Her interests are Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Retailing and Education. She holds the concurrent post of Consultant (Special Projects), Principal¡¯s Office at the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore.
In 2003, The Enterprise Challenge, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore presented her with two prestigious awards. The TEC Champion Award was conferred on her for her qualities of tenacity, enterprise and commitment and her relentless efforts in propagating innovation within and outside of her organization. The second award, The Enterprise Challenge Shield, was a recognition of her project that created the highest new value to the public service with service wide application.
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