As for new teaching methods, there are often too many misconceptions and too few efficient strategies to carry them out.
If you are looking for new ways to motivate students but think that project-based learning is too complicated, and if you suppose that PBL is only suitable for some subjects, as well as impossible to evaluate… well, this course is for you.
In this e-training, each day you will discover smart tricks and come up with feasible ideas to bring PBL to completion in your own subject (and/or in collaboration with your colleagues).
Please note: course contents partially overlap with the face-to-face courses held by the same trainer in the Classroom Management category.
Topic 1: Understanding what PBL really is
During this lesson, you will probably change your mind about Project-based learning, appreciating its real character, making friends with it and, last but not least, understanding the essential differences from other school activities such as Tasks, Inquiries and Projects (yes, Project-based learning doesn’t mean “project”)!
Topic 2: Choosing a manageable topic
During this lesson, you will probably change your mind again, since you might start thinking that PBL is something feasible. We will see how to choose a topic in your subject and which practical issues have to be considered in order to avoid most disappointments.
Topic 3: The structure of PBL and how to plan it
Project-based Learning can be something much easier than you thought. Anyway, it has a structure and it should go through some clear phases. Actually, if you plan in advance, following some precise and helpful steps, you can handle the keys that make Project-based Learning a successful learning experience.
Topic 4: Examples of PBL and how to assess it
Project-based Learning is not difficult but… it takes creativity – and that’s what makes not only effective, but also fun! During this lesson, we’ll provide examples from different schools in order for you to understand the deep meaning of PBL, and to get loads of inspiration to build your own activities.
Topic 5: Share your idea and explore how to assess PBL
In the last lesson, participants will have the chance to present their PBL plan and to get feedback from their colleagues. In addition to that, we’ll explore a useful online tool that can be used to evaluate your students’ efforts and competences during and at the end of a project-based activity.