Challenge and project-based learning design

Aims of the course

To understand the elements of a successful curriculum and specifically how a challenge based curriculum can engage young people in learning in a way that a traditional curriculum does not.

Delegates will feel enthused and well equipped in trialling the challenge templates in their own schools.

Intended outcomes of the course

  • Bank of strategies to encourage project based learning
  • Techniques to track progress through a project /challenge based curriculum
  • Construction of a challenge for delegates’ students
  • Increased confidence in staff to plan for challenge based learning

Typical programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments
08:45 Elements of a successful curriculum; the 'What, why and how' you construct and assess learning.
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Why does a challenge based curriculum work? Examples of project based learning to experience.
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 More examples to experience and time to construct your own challenge.
15:30 Finish


  • Absolutely inspirational. Incredibly professional. Thank you!
    — Andrea McCay, Teacher of English Badminton School Bristol UK
  • Strengths: The practical application - Gill was knowledgeable but was also someone who still had current practice in classrooms.
    Weaknesses: none. I have rated this course as Excellent. Gill was brilliant, the most useful CPD I have ever been to.
    — Gulshan Malik, Maths teacher, Dubai College


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