Montana State University

Faculty Development Center

Marilyn Lockhart

Interim Director of Faculty Development
318 Montana Hall
(406) 994-4555

Anne Angermeyr

Program Coordinator
212 Montana Hall
(406) 994-7136

Deep Learning

How do you know that you've actually done it, that you've actually gone beyond regurgitation to in-depth learning? Follow the links to find out.

Favorite Handouts from University of Texas A linked list to a variety of topics that will help make you a "deep learner". These handouts are well written and get directly to the point of delving deeper into course material.

Problem-Based Learning This University of Delaware site is probably the most comprehensive web page on problem based learning (PBL). According to one of the site developers and PBL researcher, Barbara Duch, "Problem based learning (PBL) is an instructional method that challenges you to 'learn to learn,' working cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real world problems."

McMaster University's PBL Page More than just problem-based-learning, this site goes "deeper." A model program on teaching students problem solving using problem-based learning (PBL) combined with cooperative learning. Includes examples of problems and the deepest way to get at the correct answers.

Constructivist Learning Design Constructivist Learning Design by George W. Gagnon, Jr. and Michelle Collay. This paper represents a collaborative effort of two teacher educators to articulate a constructivist approach to "designing for learning" rather than planning for teaching.