Tutorial on Problem-Based Learning

Research Plan

Steps - Background - Socratic Taxonomy - Brainstorming - Research Plan - References

After completing the initial brainstorming, students meet in cooperative learning groups to plan their research strategy. An effective way to develop synergy within the classroom setting is to have individual groups of students determine which of the "learning issues" they would like to pursue. Assuming that there are multiple issues within the classroom, each group will have at least one issue to research. It is all right to have two groups independently researching the same issue and collaborating at the end to meld the best information into a reliable component.

The research plan will determine:

Throughout the work, students will keep notes in their journals. The action plan, when completed, will lead to final preparation and execution of reporting study results.

Sample Student Research Plan