Problem-The description of the problem needs to articulate the pedagogical and educational dimensions of the problem. If you don’t, your project will be weak!
Don’t use student engagement - it’s in everything. What are the deeper issues?
Have a clear problem, and keep asking yourself why?
Project - Group Task
What is the central problem?
-doesn’t match (the problem is the staff who are not confident in maths? But only going to improve own practice.
- Too broad: Also, going to improve it with way too many vague theories)
- Data is incongruent - What is the correlation between Maori learners and girl learners?
- If the focus is on improving educational outcomes for all, how is that made my focusing on self practice?
- Scope is too scopey
-What ‘difference’ are they wanting to make to students learning? Who? How?
What are the educational components?
-We can’t easily tell. It should be made easy and clear for the reader.
-unclear because so many strategies have been identified and ‘all’ strands of Math are the ‘problem’
-Which group/cohort are they focusing on? Schoolwide? If so, that's far too broad!
What are the pedagogical components?
-is it there an innovation or change that caused the change?
Goals-be specific! Poor goals start with “I will explore...investigate...introduce etc…”
What are the goals that emerge from your problems? Understanding the problem from an educational and pedagogical view is key to devising goals.
Artefacts-Support the aim of your project. What artefacts support you along the way? Eg: surveys etc, blogs, data, journals... They make up the deliverable. Tools and any other pieces of evidence.
Go with what you know
Level 9 of the project asks for new insights/evidence. How has this changed your practice?
What’s your polished thing you will present at the end?
Could be a website,a Podcast, PLD Guide, Journal Article, Teaching and Learning Resource, ebook etc….
The overall description of your project.
It has a population, a setting, and key pedagogical and educational purposes. Specific and succinct
Eg: I will develop a teaching and learning resource for teachers on PBL with a heutagogical focus that will be implemented school wide in a Primary School.