Project Based Teaching Workshop
Project based teaching (PBT) is founded on the idea that lessons should be linked and based on a common topic which is presented to students with them taking ownership of their learning. PBT adopts elements of other approaches but most importantly focuses on learning sessions that are light on materials and take less preparation time than most conventional lessons.
Studies show that long term memory can be broken down to semantic and episodic memory. Episodic memory is responsible for holding information that one person lived through, while the semantic memory holds factual information that one learnt. The PBT method caters for both. The implications for PBT is that lessons are created to ensue long term memory through memorable lessons that students artificially live through, working with new information teachers provide.
What we offer are training sessions for teachers to help them outline their students’ learning outcomes while linking them to common themes and topics in a project plan. Our initial session will generally include:
· A warmer and introduction to the approach
· A template which will be studied/analysed/critiqued in small groups
· A guided activity to help teachers plan a project or projects suitable to their learners’ levels and cater for their SOW
Teachers will be able to walk away with the key to planning purposeful, engaging and student-centred lessons with minimal resources!