Activities

PjBL Activity Cards

This set of 7 double sided PjBL activity cards can be used to consider the seven stages of a project and identify different digital spaces that can help organise learning and in group projects work collaboratively. Doing a SWOT analysis for each stage is useful (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)

Download the set of cards here.

 

Scaffolding reflection

These handouts help students consider Gibbs ‘Six Steps of Reflection’ and provide a structure to their reflective writing.

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Exploring Digital Tools

The aim of the PjBL Toolkit is to initially introduce students to a range of tools that might help them throughout their project and beyond. This activity can be adapted to suit any small project. The example used is as follows:

Your project is to plan a Christmas Party for the Exec Team at Sheffield Hallam University. Using the seven stages of a project and corresponding digital tools cards, explore how these may help you to complete this task.

Download the Exploring Digital Tools activity cards here.

Matching PjBL to Digital Capabilities

This activity opens the opportunity to reflect on the skills a student is developing at each stage of a project. Using the Jisc Digital Capabilities Framework students can then categorise the skills. These can then be mapped to each of the seven stages of project based learning. The outcomes provide a focus for discussion.

Download the editable version here.

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Feedback Action Plan

This template (adapted with permission from Phil Race) is useful for students to complete to reflect on their feedback, and to use this to create an action plan and chart their own progress.

Download the Feedback Action Plan template here.

 

SMART Goal Planner

Useful for any project this planner, can be used to identify the SMART goals that wish to be achieved. The template prompts the user to consider what they want to achieve and how they are going to do this, using prompts against specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time related.

Download the Smart Goal Planner here.

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