|Students design an activity which solves the problem outlined during the class. They are supposed to implement the final outcome of their work. An example of final product:
One of the most valuable aspects of this approach is that it is based on real-life challenges or problems. . Students are expected to think of creative solutions to the problem. It is also important to find some subjective outcomes – what we have achieved by this project for other people and for ourselves.
|Aim||To increase the quality of teamwork and students’ ability to carry out a real-life project.|
|Target group||Students of any field of study|
|Intended learning outcome|
|Follow the steps:
During the process, as task leader, you act as a mentor in the first phase, providing a framework, topics and issues to be solved in the specific area. During the second phase, your role changes to one of coach, stimulating students to question, to be creative in their solutions, helping them to make connections and overcome any possible obstacles.
|Preparation||The teaching staff member provides topics and issues to be solved in specific subject areas.|
|Required resources and equipment||Based on research and knowledge of current issues in the specific field, online work.|
|Success factors||This approach requires a high level of engagement on the part of students as well as their willingness to learn independently. It also requires a considerable level of passion and involvement on the part of the teaching staff.|
|Advantages||Creative projects increase the quality of teamwork and students’ ability to carry out a real-life project.|
|Disadvantages||It can be challenging for students to share work and be responsible for their part.|
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