The educator utilizes a problem-based learning approach to increase student engagement and motivate students to apply student loan borrowing principles to make more informed higher-education decisions.
Problem-based learning is a type of authentic instruction in which teachers act as facilitators to help guide students through student-centered lessons. These inquiry-based lessons use “real-world” problems to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while learning valuable content. Students can use this method of learning to explore how student loan borrowing principles lead to a more informed higher-education decision. By using the problem-based learning approach, students can analyze the financial impact of various scenarios following the attendance of a higher-education institution.
There are multiple student loan borrowing principles an educator can use to engage students in PBL(see resources section). Problem-based learning for student loan borrowing principles should at a minimum speak to:
The items in this following section detail what must be submitted for evaluation. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4, and a “Yes” for both artifacts submitted for Part 2.
- Passing: Educator describes the steps taken to provide background information about the impact of educational attainment beyond high school on future income.
Submit three student work examples that show the completed budgets.
Provide two written reflections from students who participated in the activity. Use the following questions as guidance (300-word limit):
Provide a reflection of what you learned, using the following questions as guidance (150-word limit):
Please answer a brief survey about your experience teaching personal finance. Your responses will:
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