Want to learn more about project-based learning?
As a part of StarT-programme LUMA Centre Finland offers you a free online training on project-based learning!
Project-based learning and the theory behind it – create your own project!
This course is designed to support the participants in the creation of a project-based unit that is in line with science education research, and you will learn about the essential features of project-based learning.
The course will open on the 1st of March 2021 and it takes 4-5 weeks (c. 25 h of work) to complete. Sign up to the course by filling out an online form here. If you missed the registration and want to join in, please contact us via email info(at)start.luma.fi . The course is provided by Prof. Maija Aksela (University of Helsinki) and StarT’s project manager, Outi Haatainen (University of Helsinki) from LUMA center Finland.
- During this course the participants will design an interdisciplinary project-based unit that is in line with science education research. You can also participate in the course with a ready project idea and use the course to shape it.
- The participants will learn about the key features of good quality project-based learning and the theory of integrated and inquiry based learning from the researchers of the University of Helsinki.
- The course is suitable for everyone wanting to learn about these topics, and it has a special emphasis on the most popular StarT theme “Nature and environment” e.g. through examples.
- New topics are introduced weekly, and the learning materials include e.g. reading, discussions, tests and video lectures. Weekly exercises (with weekly deadlines) support the designing of the project-based unit. Exercises include e.g. questionnaires, conversations with the other participants on the course platform and providing (and receiving) peer feedback.
- A certificate will be given to those who complete the course.
- The project “recipes” created during the course will be shared with all the participants.
- The participants will also have a chance to network, and to include cooperation with the other course participants within their projects if they wish to do so.
- The course is worth one credit (25h of work), divided across 4-5 weeks.
The course will cover the following topics:
- What is project-based learning?
- Driving questions and learning goals
- Inquiry and scientific practices in project-based learning
- Interdisciplinary learning in project-based learning
- Collaboration in project-based learning
- Artefacts and assessment in project-based learning
- Using technology in project-based learning
- Your project plan & peer assessment
- Participating in StarT