Module 3: Implementing PBL

My experience in which directed, guided and independent learning was a very common way that I was taught throughout Primary and High School. I clearly remember in Primary School during a maths lesson that my teacher was teaching the class how to do long division.

The first step that the teacher completed was showing ‘how to’ on the whiteboard doing a few equations asking questions.

We then moved to doing on the board in peers the teacher was still by our side making sure that we were doing it correct and also correcting if we were doing it wrong.

The last step independent moved towards worksheets and doing similar problems that we completed as class but now on our own. My teacher was still walking around focussing on students who were finding this topic a little difficult which was me.

I found myself getting stuck and not understanding. Through this type of learning I was able to get the attention that I needed from my teacher to successfully understand the skills that I needed to be able to complete this topic.

How does PBL prepare students for the 21st century workplace environment?

The increase of digital technology now and continual growth means that the skills that are required will be a lot more. The skills that are developed through PBL enables students to have a broader understanding and knowledge. They will also be able to cooperate, collaborate and make decisions together as a group. Students are require to evaluate and a solve a problem in a interesting and creative manner. PBL also allows for the chance for students to gain more knowledge of the real world problems in today’s society.

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