Odyssey Project Plan 2

Project Based Learning
Lesson 2
2.1 Essential Question:
            Put in writing the question that will engage the students
Has the development in tourism sector in the district of Palakkad in Kerala reached the optimum level?

2.2 Grouping Strategy:
            Describe the criteria that will be used to form students’ team and how this maps to the goals of the project.
6 teams comprising of 7 students of mixed gender, ability and skill sets, as well as varied religious, social and economic backgrounds. The team members will get ample opportunity for interaction with peer group as also to develop their self-confidence and ability of public speaking by giving them a chance to present their project findings in front of their class. The collaborative work planned aims at developing 21rst century skills.

2.3 Learning Environment:
            Describe the learning environment for the project including any classroom adaptation that will be required.
Class X D will have a Project Based Learning corner where the findings and project output material can be displayed. They will have access to computer and internet in the lab for their online research. A display board and a small storage area too will be provided to the team. The research notes will be converted to documents that the team will maintain in the computer allotted to them in the computer room. Members also will collaborate via email as is required and will have class room discussions that will enable them to prepare and present the project output in the form of data analysis and surveys, albums, reports and power point presentations.

2.4Assessment Approach:
                Describe the approach for:
                2.41 Authentic Assessment:
Authentic do-able tasks that will be carried out by the team will include-
1.      Preparation of albums highlighting various aspects related to the tourism sector.
2.      Preparation of questionnaire for online survey on preferences of tourists.
3.       Preparation of questionnaire for an interview on the various aspects of tourism sector, the problems faced and the plans envisaged.

2.42 Formative Assessment:
Regular feedback and guidance as and when required will be provided to the students as they work with the various tools of the project –preparation of questionnaire for online survey and interview, research, surveys, data analysis, power point presentation, as also to help them prepare the materials for albums and questionnaire.

2.43 Summative Assessment:
Assessment will be conducted based on –
Ø  Survey, data analysis and inference thereof.
Ø  Report of the project work.
Ø  Power point presentation

2.44 Rubrics:
Rubrics ( to assess the survey data and interpretation, Power point presentation) will include accuracy of interpretation of survey data, reports , and effectiveness of presentation

2.45 Gradings:

Project grades will include the grades of assessment conducted during the project and the final project report including the albums, online survey, questionnaires and power point presentation.

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