Using Projects and Problem Solving Approaches in Learning

Program Details

Using Projects and Problem Solving Approaches in Learning
Duration: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Completed “ Advanced Educational Qualification”
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Specialized Level – Mathematics – Science – Computer Science
Target Audience : All teachers of Math, Science, and Computer Science teachers grade

Short Description

The training course "project based learning and problem based learning" is intended for all subject teachers in all the educational stages from the primary stage to the secondary stage. In this context, the project based learning strategies are characterized with the possibility of integrating different studied subjects into one project, in a way which the horizontal integration of different subjects at the same class can be achieved. Therefore, the availability of teachers from different specialties in the training course considerably enriches the training course work, particularly when working on producing an educational project, which integrates different subjects.

Big Ideas

Learner is active in building his/her knowledge.
The authentic tasks attract students and prepare the optimal circumstances for learning process.
The social negotiation is basic for building the individual's experiences.
Working on a project requires existence of an active and effective learning society.
The project based learning and problem based learning are one of the constructive theory applications in education.
This project is based upon a question motivating students to questioning, research and enquiry.
Description of the project ideas deemed a very important step as a start for the project ideas.

Essential Questions

What is the project based learning?
What are advantages of the project based learning?
What are the requirements for selecting the educational projects?
What is the problem based learning?
What is the significance of the problem based learning in education?
What are the new roles of the teacher and the student in the problem based learning?


Unit Outcomes
  • • Identify the cognitive learning ideas according to the constructivism principles.
  • • Identify the teacher’s and the student's roles in using projects and problem solving approaches in learning, in light of the constructive concept for the learning. .
  • • Identify the constructive learning models in the classroom teaching.
  • • Determine characteristics of the project based learning.
  • • Explain the integral curve concept in curriculums.
  • • Identify advantages of the project-based learning.
  • • Differentiate between project types in teaching.
  • • Identify challenges that are involved in the project based learning.
  • • Design criteria of the educational content in the light of the project based learning model.
  • • Identify steps that are carried out in the project based learning strategy.
  • • Identify problem based learning; ideas and advantages.
  • • Identify the significance of problem-based learning.
  • • Identify the problem of based learning approach steps.
  • • Determine roles of the teacher and student in implementing problem based learning.
  • • Compare between projects which are based from learning strategy and problem based learning strategy.


No Assessment Component Weight
1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative Assessment Self-assessment KWL-Q 5
Vocabulary Tool 5
Trainer Assessment

Project planning


Designing a problem based lesson

3 Summative assessment Presenting the project 20
Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 20
Program Total 100

Time Distribution

No Item Time (min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Pre - Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Pre-Program Questionnaire 10
4 Terminology 10
5 Activity (1.1) Checklist of the previous experiences Self-learning
6 Activity (1.2) A lecture – constructive theory roots Self-learning
7 Activity (1.3) A task: Constructivism Concept Self-learning
8 Activity (1.4) Assumptions Constructivism Theory Self-learning
9 Activity (1.5) Roles of the teacher and the student according to the constructive approach Self-learning
10 Activity (1.6) Deal with your class well Self-learning
11 Activity (2.1) An activity (what is the project based learning) 25
12 Activity (2.2) An activity (characteristics of the project based learning) Self-learning
13 Activity (2.3) A task: school subject integration Self-learning
14 Activity (2.4) An activity: the educational project types Self-learning
15 Activity (3.1) Brainstorming (roles of teacher and student) 30
16 Activity (3.2) An activity (challenges and solutions) 30
17 Activity (3.3) A research task (international experiences) 60
18 Activity (3.4) An activity (project selection requirements) 30
19 Activity (3.5) An activity + a lecture (the project planning) 80
20 Activity (4.1(Braining storming (What is the problem? ) 15
21 Activity (4.2) An activity (problem based learning concept) 20
22 Activity (4.3) The problem concept and everyday life examples 30
23 Activity (4.4) An activity + a lecture (what is problem based learning?) 30
24 Activity (4.5) An activity (problem based learning stages) 30
25 Activity (4.6) A lecture + discussion and a dialogue (characteristics and benefits of problem based learning) 30
26 Activity (4.7) A task (Designing a problem based lesson) 70
27 Activity (4.8) An activity (a comparison between the project based learning and the
problem based learning)
28 Post training assessment; Presentations After Tr.
29 Post - Vocabulary Tool 10
30 Exit Task 20
Total 10 Hours

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