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					 Motivating students
through project work
           Adam Stępiński
Motivating students through project work
 Motivating students through project work




Boosting students’
 engagement
Motivating students through project work




Developing
 learners’
 autonomy
Motivating students through project work

        Autonomous student

            motivated 29%
           responsible 19%
          self-confident 16%
          open-minded 13%
              creative 7%
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         Autonomous teacher

            supporting 29%
              flexible 23%
            innovative 21%
           enthusiastic 10%
             reflective 8%
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What are the teachers
 like in your school?
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What are the students
 like in your school?
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 What would you
  change in your
     school?
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- What does
  learner’s
  autonomy mean
  for teachers?
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                    - What does it
                      mean for
                      students?
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- Howcan we
 promote and
 develop
 student’s
 autonomy in
 our projects?
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                    - What can it be
                      limited by?
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   Inter-
disciplinary
  projects
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Unfinished          The big number of
                       learning areas /
 sentences             school subjects in
                       an interdisciplinary
                       project will result
                       in ...
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Unfinished          An autonomous
                       environment will
 sentences             lead to ...
 Motivating students through project work

Unfinished          Forming specialised
                       teams (groups of
 sentences             students) working
                       on specified fields
                       and acting as
                       experts in that
                       particular area will
                       benefit because ...
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Unfinished
                      If we link school /
 sentences              subject matters with
                        ethic issues and
                        students’ everyday
                        experiences, this will
                        ...
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Unfinished
                     Students’ words ‘We
 sentences              are responsible for
                        all the things we do
                        / don’t do” mean
                        that ...
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Unfinished
                     Feeling the freedom
 sentences            from the constraints
                      of the curriculum
                      will lead to ...
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Unfinished
                     When students face a
 sentences             challenge and they
                       will successfully
                       cope with it, they
                       will ...
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Unfinished          A greater possibility of
                        modification of the
 sentences              instructional
                        methodologies
                        incorporated in the
                        project (including
                        visual, auditory,
                        tactile and
                        kinesthetic) will
                        result in …
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                    SATISFACTIONS
 The SOFT           OPPORTUNITIES
  analysis          FAULTS
                    THREATS
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The SOFT analysis:
helps in effective communication in
 various situations,
teaches how to co-operate in a group and
 how to build interpersonal bonds,
can be used to solve problems in a
 creative way,
 Motivating students through project work

helps in presenting your point of view and
 thanks to it prepares for public
 presentations,
teaches how to make individual decisions
 and group decisions,
guides you how to make use of knowledge
 in everyday life situations.
  Motivating students through project work

SATISFACTION              b) PERSONAL
                            ASPECT
a) MATTER-OF-FACT
                           What personally
  ASPECT
                            makes me feel
 What things go well?      content?
 What gives positive      Why does it satisfy
  results?                  me? (motivation,
 Why is it satisfying?     aims)
  (criteria, reasons)
  Motivating students through project work

OPPORTUNITIES                b) PERSONAL ASPECT
                              What opportunities can I
a) MATTER-OF-FACT
                                see for myself?
   ASPECT
                              What can I do to
 What are the chances to
                                maximise the effects?
   succeed? And to what
   extent
 What are the chances
   which haven't been used
   so far?
 Where can we look for
   further opportunities?
  Motivating students through project work

     FAULTS               b) PERSONAL
                            ASPECT
a) MATTER-OF-FACT
                           What are my
  ASPECT
                            weaknesses,
 What are the              limitations etc.?
  mistakes / obstacles /
                           What disturbs me in
  weaknesses?
                            controlling the
 What factors lead to      situation? (reasons,
  conflicts, tensions and   hidden reasons)
  disappointments?
  Motivating students through project work

     THREATS                     b) PERSONAL ASPECT
                                  What threat can you see
a) MATTER-OF-FACT                   for yourself?
   ASPECT
                                  What will happen to me if
 What negative changes             no action is taken?
   take place? Why is it so?
                                  Are the current obstacles
 What will happen if no            important?
   action is taken?
                                  What consequences will
 From where we know                that have for my personal
   that it's not a problem for      and professional life?
   the time being and may
   become a problem in the
   future?
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Developing
students' key
competencies
 Motivating students through project work

 communication in the mother tongue ,
 communication in foreign languages,
 mathematical competence and basic
  competences in science and technology ,
 digital competence,
 learning to learn,
 social and civic competences,
 sense of initiative and entrepreneurship,
 cultural awareness and expression.
 Motivating students through project work



 How often do you
  use a computer?
 Motivating students through project work



Do you have this at
 home?
 Motivating students through project work


New subjects in the
 future school

Which would be
 useful to learn
 about?
 Motivating students through project work



I would like to become
   after graduation a
   person...
 Motivating students through project work



What sort of skills and competencies
 do students want for themselves?

Are they really important?
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        Structure
 of an interdisciplinary
          project
Motivating students through project work
Motivating students through project work
 Motivating students through project work

Clues from the comic strips
http://pixton.com/pl/comic/8zlb51vm/new
http://pixton.com/pl/comic/f1mrwcq0/new
 http://pixton.com/pl/comic/r7e9rh2j/new
http://pixton.com/pl/comic/61tid5g5/new
http://pixton.com/pl/comic/hfv9eb5q/new
http://pixton.com/pl/comic/1za446dz/new
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Balancing between
  the educational
  and enteraining
 dimensions of the
      activity
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 Use of media
   resources
and attractive
   means of
communication
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  'Living Darfur' by                              'Zombie' by
        Mattafix                                the Cranberries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQwCCm-H-sU
                                             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts
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      IRIN Films                        'Facing History and
  http://www.irinnews.org/filmtv.aspx
                                              Ourselves'
                                           http://www.facinghistory.org/
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http://topdocumentary   www.missioneurope.eu
       films.com/
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                    www.pixton.com
Some e- tools
 to motivate
  students
Motivating students through project work

 http://dfilm.com    http://voicethread.com
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 http://prezi.com/    http://edu.glogster.com
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www.myebook.com
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   Ice breakers
       from
   the Modules

http://www.etwinning.
 net/en/pub/inspiratio
     n/modules.htm
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My beloved ice
   breakers
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       Unfinished statements

       Would you rather…or…

             TV interview
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   May your
    project
  activities be
 motivational,
 inspirational,
  engagiging,
    creative
  and funny!
                This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held
             responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

             Ten projekt został zrealizowany przy wsparciu finansowym Komisji Europejskiej.
  Projekt lub publikacja odzwierciedlają jedynie stanowisko ich autora i Komisja Europejska nie ponosi
                   odpowiedzialności za umieszczoną w nich zawartość merytoryczną.

				
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