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Inquiry Unit/Project Based Learning & ICT

What is the course about?

Through Project Based Learning (PBL), students engage in an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for a degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations. A PBL unit generally runs over an extended period of time, anywhere from one term to a semester.

Participants in this module will develop a deep understanding of the essential elements of PBL. The key elements of a PBL Unit have a particular relationship with ICT and 21st Century Skills including researching, online publication and presentation, reflection tools, project management tools, curation, collaboration creative thinking and networked learning. Our education experts will work with you to create your own PBL unit assisting you to infuse your unit with relevant ICT skills and pedagogical approaches.

Who is the course designed for?

School leadership, curriculum leaders, eLearning leaders and classroom teachers

What are the learning outcomes?

By the completion of the course participants should have a working understanding of:

  • virtual technologies and how they relate to learning and teaching;
  • how to present to an authentic audience in an online capacity;
  • how to use PBL to generate exciting learning and teaching;
  • critical thinking skills including creative thinking skills;
  • a number of online tools including project management tools and researching tools

What is the course structure?

This course is equivalent to approximately 4 workshop days and involves a combination of face-to-face and online learning. The first and final days of the course are face-to-face workshops. The online component of the course will constitute approximately 2 days of professional learning and interaction, supported by online contact with the presenter.
Editure is happy to work with individual schools to adapt the structure of the course.

What will I have to do?

Read the required reading
Attend all workshop days.
Implement a school based project centred on PBL
Contribute to and share learning
Contribute to a final day presentation