PBL Document Final Draft F2010

PBL Document Final Draft F2010 - 1 Biology 1M03 Problem...

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1 Biology 1M03 Problem Based Learning (PBL) Project Environmental Issues across Canada
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2 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION…………………………. .………………………………………………….3 PROJECT QUESTIONS…………………. .…………………………………………………. ...4 TIMELINE FOR PBL PROJECT………….…………………………………………………. .5 PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (PBL)…….………………………………………………. .7 THE ROLE OF THE PROJECT TA…………………………………………………………. ..9 EVALUATION OF YOUR PBL PROJECT. ..………………………………………………. .9 GUIDELINES FOR THE PROGRESS REPORT. .……………………………………….….9 AVENUE COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOUR PROJECT TA……………………………10 FORMAT FOR THE ROUGH DRAFT AND FINAL REPORT…………………………. ..11 MARKING SCHEME FOR THE PBL WRITTEN REPORT……………………………. ...12 PRESENTATION GUIDELINES……………………………………………………….…. .13 RESOURCES TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR PBL PROJECT…………………………….14 GETTING READY ASSIGNMENT………………………………………………………. ..16 GROUP MEMBER CONTRACT…………………………………………………………. ..17 WEBSITE RELIABILITY CHECKLIST…………………………………………………. .19
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3 INTRODUCTION Canada is a large and diverse nation with multiple ecologically and geographically unique areas, and as such this results in a number of different and challenging environmental problems that we as a nation must face. The federal government wrestles with these problems within the confines of the money which is available from taxes collected from the industries, businesses, property owners and citizens of this country. Governments at the provincial and municipal levels play an important role as well by helping to set initiatives in motion on a local scale, as well as abiding by any legislation put forth in regards to environmental concerns. This is a great opportunity to potentially make a difference in a community, whether it is the McMaster community, the Ontario community, or Canada as a whole. The issues addressed in this course are global, experienced to a greater or lesser degree everywhere in the developed world. These issues are primarily biological in nature, but also have political and ethical issues involved which must be considered when trying to develop sustainable long term alternatives. This project allows for groups to creatively examine a problem that has components from different disciplines and to integrate them into a cohesive solution in a real world setting. The problems posed here have been formulated based on current events and issues that are
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