PBL Fridays

Schedule info

Time slot: 

Wednesday 1 October 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Room: 

Meeting Room 1

Stream: 

  • Innovative Learning

Presenter(s): 

Like the idea of Project Based Learning? But thought it's not for you? Difficult to get onto the PBL horse full time? This session suggests a solution. And gives time to collaborate with others.

I will be exploring the notion of "Project Based Learning Fridays", which takes the Project Based Learning model and makes it accessible to a wider range of learning contexts in High Schools. The idea behind it is to take existing parts of teaching programs and construct project based learning activities around specific skills that an educator has observed needs development. These projects would then be started on Fridays.

The "Friday" element of this teaching model in is that on Fridays, many students are more open to different, innovative styles of learning and therefore open to contributing to a project. An advantage of this model is that is makes PBL more adaptable to existing teaching programs and structures, making it more accessible to a wider range of school contexts.

This presentation will also include time for participant sharing, so people can construct group PBL activities that could be used in their own educational contexts - because one of the best things about a conference is that together we can all be greater than the sum of our parts.

The presentation is here - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OWGw7PBpNt-isn2XSXVIChYJVF2W8auo...

Also, for any other links to things I will be talking about in my presentation, follow me on Twitter at @mountainmoss

Session Info

Format: 

  • Presentation

Audience: 

  • Secondary School
  • Special Needs
  • Talented and Gifted

Keywords: 

  • PBL
  • Curriculum Innovation
  • Sharing
  • Embedded
  • Teaching Practice

Attendee notes: 

A laptop / other electronic device that has access to a Google Account / Google Drive would be helpful (but not compulsory), as participants will be invited to contribute to a Google Doc that has been established for the presentation.