Identify early adopters

Identify early adopters

In every school, there are individuals and groups that are willing to try new things. When meeting with the faculty, offer the opportunity to those who would be interested in exploring PBL further.

Select one individual to act as the facilitator for the group. Let the group identify, design and implement a pilot project. Taking risks and experimenting is all part of the PBL journey. It is likely that a portion of teachers at the school will have engaged their students in a project at some point.

Throughout the pilot project, the team must regularly update the rest of the faculty, encourage others to see what is happening, and participate in ongoing open and frank discussions.

It is also important to determine beforehand what the team will use as their evaluation metrics. Determining clear, specific and measurable outcomes during the planning stages will help in analysing the impact of this learning methodology.