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Lesson/Unit Plans and Activities

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Teacher Education & Foundations


Project Based Learning (PBL) for a professional identity development activity was adopted for a child development course. PBL is an instructional approach developed for authentic and meaningful learning in a real world. The Professional Identity Development (PID) activity gives students an opportunity to identify various cultural elements and events that have influenced who they are, to connect those elements with various theories of human development, and to produce their final product to share with other students and community. The instructions and procedures of the PBL used for PID activity were addressed. The Professional Identity Development activity can be easily adopted and modified to fit any teaching contents, nature, and purposes of other subject areas.