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A recent Inside Higher Ed survey highlights that 97% of provosts believe their institutions effectively prepare students for the workforce. However, AAC&U reports far fewer employers agree. In fact, only 26% of employers give high marks to recent graduates’ ability to think critically.
To bridge this gap, institutions must begin integrating an approach that forces students to solve real-world problems through deeper and more critical thinking. Join us online for an in-depth examination of one proven approach: project-based learning courses. We will cover critical issues including:
- Defining the targeted skill set
- Finding external community partners
- Scaling project-based learning experiences
- Assessing the impact in critical thinking
- Defining Project Based Learning (PBL)
- Classroom Structure and Phases
- Student-Driven Projects
- Project Guidance
- Student Reporting
- Networking and Real-World Application
- Identifying the Learning Process
- PBL Learning Model
- Connection and Application to Assessment
- Challenges of Implementing PBL in the Classroom
- Assessment and Skill Development
- Success Stories
- Current Research
These resources were developed by our speaker and can be modified and used in your own courses.
- Student Project Proposal Form
- Project Work Phase Form
- Personal Reflection
- Student Assessment Questionnaire
- Teacher Assessment Questionnaire
Who should attend?
Academic faculty and administrators who are integrating critical thinking and hands-on learning into their curriculum will learn new strategies to build project-based learning experiences.