Health Science and Human Ecology
Reflection Statement regarding Project-based learning.
The adoption of the project-based learning (PBL) that was held in 2018 Winter Institute requires me to use new instructional strategies that allow me to take up the role of a guide or facilitator in the learning process. Without adequate support, the adoption of PBL-based instructional strategies and the subsequent transition from direct-instructional approaches to strategies that require me to carry out coaching and modeling can be challenging. Changing from the direct-instructional approaches to the PBL-based instructional strategies requires thorough preparation, guidance, and evidence-based approaches. Thus, in 2018 Winter Institute, I learned better ways of designing the projects that address the appropriate course student-learning outcomes and, how to design PBL that encourages interdependency among online learners while promoting individual responsibility.
Okpala, PaulChris, "Project-Based Learning" (2019). Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy. 6.