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How to … plan Enquiry and Project Based Learning

David Leat and Ulrike Thomas outline how EPBL can be planned creatively and collaboratively.
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EPBL – challenging the comfort zone 

One of things teachers learn as they gain experience is how to make lessons predictable (Brown & McIntyre, 1993).  We do not mean this is in a pejorative sense of making lessons dull and stuck-in-a-rut, but rather that teachers plan so that they are in control.  This means that if they do x, students will do y and it will take then z amount of time and they will learn w – and in recent years w will have often been made clear as lesson objectives, which will usually be landmarks in learning progress.  Teachers have their own rules and practices and students are fairly good at learning the rules of particular teachers in particular subjects or year groups.

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