Presentation on theme: " Project-based learning is considered an alternative to teacher-led classrooms. Project-based learning emphasises learning activities that are student-"— Presentation transcript:
Project-based learning is considered an alternative to teacher-led classrooms. Project-based learning emphasises learning activities that are student- centered. The benefits of PBL include: - Greater depth of understanding of concepts - Broader knowledge base - Improved communication and interpersonal/social skills - Enhanced leadership skills - Increased creativity - Improved writing skills - Students organise their own work and manage their own time
2 perspectives: - Teacher facilitated - student emphasised, emphasis on “students doing” e.g. applying skills and knowledge - Teacher guided - teacher accountability emphasised. Teach curriculum standards and engage students › Both perspectives derived from the same basic question, who’s in control? Best practice of PBL supports students construct learning for themselves To inspire the desire to learn from within the student Promotes a shift from teacher activity to student enabled Can develop skills in technology use, inquiry, research, teamwork and cooperation, communication and content delivery Potential of PBL to create diversity and introduce awareness.
In short engagement is made by students: ...have some choice in deciding what they will work on. ...plan their own project. ...participate in defining criteria and rubrics to assess their project. ...solve problems they encounter while working on their project. ...make some sort of presentation of their project.
Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation Designed to answer a question or solve a problem A well-designed project provokes students to encounter (and struggle with) the central concepts and principles of a discipline. generally done by groups of students working together toward a common goal skills involved include communication and presentation skills, organization and time management skills, research and inquiry skills, self-assessment and reflection skills, and group participation and leadership skills.
Agricultural systems. Describing a farming system Describing a system is a broad topic and is more of an introductory part of the course. By using PBL students have the freedom to explore different types of systems. This informs the teacher of students preference or interest area to draw upon later in the course Sharing the PBL’s with the class helps broaden other students knowledge of farming systems Encourages students to work on research techniques and skills needed for further study. Using a prescribed framework allows the teacher to guide the learning and set parameters for students to work between