QUIZ - PBL - Theorist

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Your score puts you in the “Theorist” quadrant of our matrix. This reflects your high score in questions about your knowledge as an educator. Congratulations!

On questions about the practice of PBL teaching, you scored below the median level. This means you have the opportunity to cultivate your theoretical expertise, and/or improve your level of practice. Check out below what cool content we’ve selected to help you pursue those opportunities.

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Quiz answers 

1/ What is PBL's best definition?

quiz pbl 1

a. An approach to personal development and psychotherapy 

b. A method in which students divide their problem solving activity according to their personal interests

c. A student-centered approach in which students learn by solving an open-ended problem

d. A problem solving method that establishes a series of predefined preventive measures

2/ How do you foster a classroom atmosphere that encourages PBL? (you may give more than one answer)

quiz pbl 2

a. By encouraging inquisitive, out-of-the-box thinking

b. By submitting real life problems 

c. By challenging their preconceived ideas or previously acquired knowledge

d. By presenting their findings in front of an audience

e. By working in teams and encouraging everyone to help solve the issue 

3/ How do you encourage your students to practice project management? (you may give more than one answer)

quiz pbl 3

a. I do not

b. With a computer-based tool

c. With a formal lecture on project management

d. By requiring students to apply a formal method

4/ A key characteristic of PBL is:

a. To provide complex challenges to students

b. To apply all the knwoledge students acquired so far  

c. To have students independently search for the knowledge needed

d. To always include a business dimension in the project 

5/ Do you allow students to evaluate each other?

a. Never

b. Sometimes

c. Occasionally 

d. Always

6/ In problem-based learning, the teacher's role is mainly

quiz pbl 6

a. Examiner

b. Lecturer

c. Peer

d. Facilitator

7/ How do you promote teamwork among your students? (MC from b to e)

quiz pbl 7

a. I do not

b. I form the teams beforehand

c. I let them form the teams freely

d. I form teams randomly

e. I organize a guided activity with the students to form the groups

8/ During problem solving exercises, do you: (you may give more than one answer)

a. Provide students all the knowledge they need upfront

b. Consider they have enough previous knowledge

c. Assist them in finding the knowledge they need  

d. Always let them find what they need on their own

e. Provide them with tools and methods to find and share such knowledge

9/ From the options below, which one is not a standard part of PBL?

a. Asking students to present their result and their process to achieve it

b. Waiting for the teacher’s instructions before taking a major decision

c. Challenging the problem to encourage students to consider it from different angles

d. Giving and applying feedback on their projects as it progresses

10/ How do you require your students to deliver their solutions? (you may give more than one answer)

quiz pbl 10

a. As a concept description

b. As a technical blueprint

c. As a non-functionnal prototype

d. As a functionning prototype

11/ Which of the following practices do you currently apply or encourage to foster students' interpersonal skills? (you may give more than one answer)

quiz pbl 11

a. Peer evaluations

b. Collaborative learning

c. Group brainstorming

d. Enroll in public service activities

12/ Which of these sets of student/supervisor project activities best characterize PBL (1 choice only)

quiz pbl 12

a. Look for inspiration / Get the knowledge to solve the problem / Produce solution concept / Create detailed technical solution / Evaluate students work 

b. Conceive the solution / Design the required path to follow / Implement the solution according to their plan 

c. Understand technical specifications / Design corresponding solution / Compare with best solution 

d. Go through prescribed courses / Analyze problem statement / Write solution based on course / Assess students 

13/ Do you use any online solutions to follow your students' project-based work?

a. Not at all

b. Rarely

c. Frequently

d. Always

14/ Would the use of industry grade digital project tools motivate your students?

quiz pbl 14

a. This would not alter their motivation level

b. They would be slightly more motivated

c. They would be more motivated

d. Their motivation level would significantly improve

15/ When evaluating project-based activities, which method do you prefer? (you may give more than one answer)

a. Continuous supervision

b. Peer evaluation

c. Review of deliverables

d. Student project presentations

e. Review by industry partner

f. Review by another educator

16/ When you supervise student projects, how do you make yourself available to students (you may give more than one answer)

a. Project activities occur only when I am physically present 

b. Online, by appointment

c. Physically, by appointment

d. Freely, during my consultation hours (online or physically)

17/ In which disciplines can PBL be used?

quiz pbl 17

a. Biology and chemistry

b. In any discipline

c. Mathematics and economics

d. History and literature