Getting to grips with problem-based learning (PBL)
Problem-based learning (PBL) is one of the best known and widely adopted approaches for supporting the shift to learner-centred, active learning; where the emphasis is on learner autonomy and self-management to solve ‘real world’, authentic and practical issues.
Experienced consultant Cath Fraser has developed our latest PD workshop – Problem based learning: Creating student-led activities for work-ready outcomes. The full-day session introduces PBL and its goal of helping students develop effective skills in problem-solving, self-directed learning and collaboration. It defines the tutor’s role and and strategies, such as project scoping oversight, modelling of problem-solving strategies, questioning and the use of group work, leaving participants with a map of their own PBL project. It also covers the assessment of subject matter content and skill acquisition in problem-based learning.
Cath describes the workshop:
|“There’s a lot of buzz about new ways of designing and delivering classroom learning these days – with various authorities and aficionados arguing the benefits of problem-based learning, or project-based, or scenario and case-based, or inquiry-based models… I’m hoping to help teachers see beyond the labels, so that we can choose the elements which work best in their settings, and create well-founded, exciting and actionable activities which they can take away and implement immediately.”|
More information about the presenter and the workshops.
Request an in-house workshop for your staff by contacting an Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub Manager:
|Bay of Plenty students engage with problem-based learning projects.|