Exploring Doctoral Students’ Experience in Project Based Learning in an Instructional Design Course
Wednesday, October 23 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Presider:Maria SUSY Rogers, The University of South Wales, Trefforest Campus Pontypridd,South Wales, UK CF37 1DL, United Kingdom
This paper reports the findings from an exploration of doctoral students’ experience involved in project-based learning in a yearlong graduate level instructional design course. Interpretive self-study was employed to conduct this research. Three themes emerged from the findings: 1) practice developing transferable skills in instructional design and education in general; 2) maximize learning opportunities to professionalize the work of graduate students; and 3) student satisfaction. This self-study reflects the researchers’ experience as doctoral students involved in project-based learning, and therefore serves to broaden the conversation about implementing project-based learning in doctoral program settings. It in addition proves valuable to practitioners seeking to implement project-based learning in their own courses.