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Sara Sage

NS 361
(574) 520-5504


Sara Sage's research and teaching interests include PBL, psychological type and learning styles, effective instruction, professional development for educators, adult development, qualitative research Sage consults and presents on PBL throughout North America.

Courses Taught

F201 - Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching

F202 - Field Experience

M314 and S512 - Secondary General Methods

R301 - Audio/Visual Material Production

Student Teaching Seminar

J511 - Individualized Instruction

S512/E518 - Problem-Based Learning Workshop

F200 Exploring Self as Teacher (Advance College Project)

Selected Publications

Sage, S.M. (2004). Problem-based learning and psychological type: Results from three sixth-grade classrooms . Manuscript in preparation.

Mettetal, G. & Sage, S.M. (in press). Teaching and evaluating dispositions in a preservice education course. In R.L. Smith, J. Hurst & D. Skarbek (Eds.), The Passion of Teaching: Dispositions in the School . Lanham , MD : Scarecrow Publications.

Sage, S.M. (2003). Learning in problem-based learning experiences. In proceedings from the PBL Symposium 2003: In the service of learning . . . Getting to the heart of problem-based learning (pp. 13-14). Aurora , IL : Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy .

Torp , L.T. & Sage, S.M. (2002). Problems as possibilities: Problem-based learning for K-16 education (2 nd ed .). Alexandria , VA : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Sage, S.M. (2002). Problem-based learning course portfolio . Prepared for the National Peer Review Project (PBL-PR). Birmingham , AL : Samford University . Available online at .

Sage, S.M. (2002, Fall ). The course portfolio: Documenting classroom action research. PBL Insight, 5 (2). Available online at .

Sage, S.M. (2001). Problem-based learning . Paper prepared for the online DiscoverCTL Professional Development System. Bowling Green , OH : Bowling Green State University .

Honors and Awards

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004

Trustees Teaching Award, $2500, Indiana University system, May, 2002

Trustees Teaching Award, $2500, Indiana University system, May, 2001