Schools embark on changes in learning process

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net

Maury County Public Schools’ teachers, principals and district-wide administrators gathered at Maury Hills Church on Tuesday for a summit with Discovery Education, officially embarking on the school system’s endeavor to bring problem-based learning to each of Maury County’s more than 12,000 students.

The problem-based learning model is a student-centered teaching philosophy which puts an emphasis on learning subjects through problem solving using critical thinking and general knowledge.

During the three-hour session, representatives from Discovery Education including Senior Manager of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) Education Consultant Jonathan Gerlach walked teachers, administrators and school board members through the foundation of problem-based learning, stressing that the method is a change in classroom culture and not just a new course curriculum.

Read the full article HERE from the Columbia Daily Herald

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