Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem or challenge. Through collaborative learning techniques, students in teams explore these significant questions to create a meaningful learning experience. Learn how to plan your PBLs effectively using collaborative learning with this course.
The skills learnt by the participants during the course can be used to:
- PBL lesson plans developed during the venue are inspired in the participants’ teaching contexts, providing instant practical enforcement.
- Collaborative learning techniques can be adapted and applied to several contexts.
- Experiences exchanged during the venue widens teachers’ knowledge and ideas.
- DAY 1: What is PBL?
What is PBL? Project vs. activities.
When to use it?
Conditions that support PBL: A perspective from classroom, school and community.
The six As of PBL
- DAY 2: PBL strategies
Collaborative Learning in Project Based Learning
Group techniques based in Collaborative and Cooperative learning: Jigsaw, 1-2-4, Think – pair – share, Three Step Review, Reciprocal Teaching, TAPPS.
How to come up with a PBL: defining class structures
- DAY 3: Planning PBL
The starting point for PBL: How to identify and present the EQ (essential question) or problem statement.
Project design & scheduling.
Research supporting PBL.
- DAY 4: Developing PBL
What is curation?
Steps in the Project process: Types of Project Scaffolding
The role of the teacher in the Project process
- DAY 5: Assesing PBL
Assessment tools: Checklist, exhibition, presentation, performing skills or presentation and conducting experiments; Authentic or real life assessments and performance -based assessments; Portfolio and journal assessment.
Rubrics: What are rubrics and why use them? Creating rubrics. Tips on rubrics.
Self- evaluation vs. Teacher evaluation.
idevelop quality assessment questionnaire
Handing in Mobility Agreements.
Handing Europass Mobility Certificates.
Hading in Training Certificates.
The course is focused on practical learning whilst defines and explain theoretical basis for PBL. Through the venue, the participants will develop a PBL lesson plan, learning and understanding fundamental aspects of this methodology.
By completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Design and deliver a PBL unit plan including assessment and feedback
- Understand the difference between projects and PBL
- Put into practice collaborative and cooperative learning techniques
- Motivate students, detect and assist learning necessities
- Create real learning situations and improve their instructional quality techniques
- Pre-arrival information.
- Tuition & training materials.
- Coffee break.
- Training Certificate.
- Europass Certificate.
- Admin & organizational costs.
- Accommodation (hotels & self-catering apartments).
- Half-day and one-day trips.
- Cultural activities.
- Airport transfer.
- Local transport.