Project-Based Learning with Inquiry and Growth Mindset

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Chelsea Connelly

This course aims to help educators implement projects for learning that allow students space to use inquiry and trial where mistakes are expected and establishing a culture and system that treats mistakes as learning opportunities to improve students' understanding and success. These 3 popular educational theories can mutually support one another if integrated well.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Explain the meanings of PBL, inquiry learning, and growth mindset
  • Describe essential and beneficial elements of project-based learning
  • Utilize project-based learning in lessons effectively
  • Enhance their use of PBL with inquiry and Growth Mindset

Lesson 1: What is PBL, Inquiry Learning and Growth Mindset

Objectives

  • Learners will identify the benefits and challenges of PBL
  • Learners will describe how inquiry and growth mindset can enhance PBL.

Lesson 2: Strategies and structures for PBL

Objectives

  • Learners will know the Gold Standard Essential Elements for PBL
  • Learners will practice recognizing and incorporating the essential elements.

Lesson 3: Integrating inquiry and growth mindset

Objectives

  • Learners will identify and suggest strategies to support inquiry and Growth Mindset.
  • Learners will analyze how to manage inquiry tasks within a PBL environment.

Lesson 4: Creating your own PBL lesson

Objectives

  • Learners will create lesson plans that incorporate PBL.
  • Learners will create lesson materials to provide guidance through projects and encourage a Growth Mindset