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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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This project focuses on a review of challenges some teachers experience during facilitation of Problem-based learning (PBL) and aims to design a training package to address the above challenge. This training package consists of some Thinking Tools that can enhance cognitive engagement in PBL. In addition, Thinking Tools equip teachers with a wider range of facilitation strategies to increase their flexibility to better meet the needs of each stage of PBL. Through the use of Thinking Tools, this training package provides opportunities to foster new relationships between teachers and students through the development of student-led enquiry-based learning activities. The Thinking Tools also help to equip students with creative and critical thinking skills that will develop their responsibility to and ownership of their learning.