Project Based Learning Strategies in Education and Training: Impact on
Stake-holder Motivation, Outcomes and Constraints
As part of the UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities and the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, the CEC Research Team will present a short talk and accompanying workshop on September 20th, 2017 from 17:30 – 18:30. The talk will contain an overview of the methods and techniques associated with PBL and a look at how projects can encourage learner motivation and foster the development of learning communities.
The interactive portion of the workshop will allow participants to experiment with peer-learning through completion of a mini-project. The workshop will conclude with reflection on this method of learning by the participants and suggestions on how this can be adapted to achieve outcomes across various disciplines.
The session is based on our action research which investigated how Project Based Learning, incorporating reflective practice, can improve learning outcomes in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classroom. Project work was integrated into the curriculum over several months and data was collected based on reflective questionnaires and discussions, both during and post project. We measured the impact that PBL had on learners and teachers in order to gain a better understanding of the positive impacts and possible drawbacks of engagement in the PBL process.
UNESCO LINK: http://learningcities2017.org/
Cork Lifelong Learning link: http://www.corkcity.ie/learningcity/