Lesson 1 – A Personal Journey: Three PBL Experiences

By way of introduction to the course author and presenter Bernard Dady reflects on three personal engagements with project-based learning. Firstly, as a teacher of humanities subjects in the 1980s, then as a learning space design adviser in the ‘noughties’and finally as an education technology consultant between 2010 and 2019.


  1. Do you recall learning through a project when you were at school? Was it part of the formal curriculum or an extra-curricular activity?
  2. What is your dominant pedagogic approach?
  3. How does working through projects sit with your subject specialism? Is it integral or peripheral?
  4. What has been your exposure to, or experience with, related methodologies such as flipped, enquiry, resource or problem based learning?