Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Teachers should be model learners

There is an argument used by observers of successful education systems in the world, that great education systems have the best quality teachers. But such teachers are not simply developed through initial teacher training but rather through continuous professional development. In other words, the best teachers are learning teachers that continue to develop and learn as they grow in their profession.

When you look at project-based learning and the theories and goals behind it, such as constructivism, experiential and reflective learning, collaborative learning and individual growth, all these are features that a teacher needs to have to take charge of his or her learning in the course of the profession. It is therefore not far fetched to argue that PBL in pre-service teacher education does not only serve immediate learning needs but it also builds lifelong learning skills that pre-service teachers will need for the rest of their teaching careers.

Here is an interesting video by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (Aitsl) highlighting the importance of teacher learning and successful education systems. Take a look and reflect with comments.

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PBL Implementation Schedule

Any project needs a schedule indicating the timeline for the deliverables. To facilitate the implementation of the project-based learning module, a schedule was created to guide students and lecturers in planning the processes. Due to the tightness of the schedule resulting from the time that students had to spent away from their campuses on school-based study activities, the schedule has been amended. The new schedule has a more realistic outlook and offers a more friendly time-frame within which students can complete their work.

Here is the new schedule

PBL Implementation schedule

PBL Implementation schedule

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