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LC Module: Project Planning - Introductory Meetings

“Research suggests that providing students with opportunities to work together may prompt increases in students’ critical thinking, motivation, and metacognition. (Pearson, Inc. 2011)
“Collaboration increases understanding and improves quality of output. In the classroom, collaboration dramatically increases opportunities for the body and brain partnership to play an active rather than passive role in learning, thus spurring physiological change in the brain” (Kovalik, n.d., n.p.) (Cercone, Kathleen 2006)
“To learn problem solving is to learn how to learn. The most convenient approach with regard to reaching this aim in teaching and learning environments is the problem-based learning taken part in active learning. (Orhan Akınoğlu and Ruhan Özkardeş Tandoğan 2007)


PG003-E. Project Planning Introductory Meeting – Three – Gathering Project Idea Rounds Activity Sheet

PG003-S5 – Gathering Project Idea Rounds – In a five-step process, Instructor and the Project Facilitator will guide students in gathering solutions to solve the project challenges. Using brainstorming rounds, 20 to 30 proposed solutions can be generated. Students will review the proposed solution goals on their paper. Then, select their top three to five goals that could fulfill the project purpose.. The final goals will be selected by consensus of the group. Next, the questions needing to be researched, per goal, will be generated and research volunteers assigned. Last, the Project Purpose Statement will be completed to include how, when and where the project goals will be accomplished.


PG002-D. Project Planning Introductory Meeting – Two – Initial Project Questions Activity Sheet

PG002-S4 – Answering Initial Project Questions – After review of project assignment, Instructor and the Project Facilitator will guide team in a four-step prep process to generate Project Challenge Statements, recognize Project Perimeters (limitations) and generate the initial Project Purpose Statement.


PG001-C. Project Planning Introductory Meeting – One – Establishing Project Roles/Rules Activity Sheet

PG001-S3 – Establishing Project Roles and Rules – 1. In a three-step prep process, Alexa and the Project Facilitator will lead a project team in reviewing their project assignment and draw their individual project roles using the leadership draw cards provided. The major roles consist of either a Facilitator, Recorder, Reporter, Time Keeper, Clarifier or Connector. Then, the new Facilitator will lead the project participants to review the Ground Rules for Group Discussion. Next, the Project Facilitator and team will review their individual guides, if available, to receive additional tips for conducting their project role. Last, the Project Recorder will be directed to gather each project member’s contact information for further reference.

Achievement Points - The gears located on each module provide some research specifics why the strategy used in each module raises student achievement. You can click on the gear to read and click on the gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved. For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Resource Guide in the left hand column of this website.