Scenario Based Learning
Introducing Scenario-Based Learning (SBL)
The best way to learn about Scenario-Based learning is to work through a scenario to add a scenario to a class or lesson of your own.
- start by reviewing and working through the scenario Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Adding Scenario-Based Learning to Your Classroom
Note: This material was created to be offered to faculty as a hybrid course with a face-to-face meeting followed by weekly discussions and deliverables over a 5 week period. Feel free to work through the materials as a self-paced learning experience. If you are really in a hurry, just read through the information as there is considerable value in that, too.
Once you are convinced that Scenario-Based Learning could work for you and your students
- create a scenario of your own by working through the Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Create a Scenario
- If you would prefer, there are several "pre-made" scenarios that can be used directly or adapted for your own use.
- review a sample scenario based learning course
- characterize the differences between traditional and scenario based learning - teaching, learning, instructional design, assessment
- transform a current conventional/traditional unit into a scenario based learning format
- revise learning outcomes and assessments for SBL
- learn more... beyond basics of SBL
These scenarios were developed to demonstrate the applicability of Scenario-Based Learning to a range of technical courses
- Programming with Ajax - students working for QuickSoft Associates write web applications for a virtual client in the Ajax language
- Environmental Studies - as GreenHealth advocate, students research and develop promotional materials and plan events to promote this organization
- Biotech - students participate in activities associated with their Bioinformatics Internship
- Python Programming - the virtual company QuickSoft Associates are using the programming language Python to develop web applications for clients
- Engineering - As engineering interns for the virtual company Innovo, students are involved in designing and building robots for custom search and rescue applications.
- Computer Science - students work in software design group at EdSoft to create products for use in education.
- Network Security - students are on duty as network support for the virtual company C-Bay, when a variety of routine and not-so-routine events are discovered and communicated to them
If you create scenarios that we can add to our library, please contact us.
In the Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Create a Scenario you will
- Experiential Learning Center @ DeAnza College
- Scenario-Based Learning in Technical Education - course offered through MPICT - NSF funded project
- Roger Schank - story based curriculum
- Pedagogical Approaches: Scenario-based Learning - various presentations 1999
Teaching with scenarios
- Experiential Learning Center @ Foothill College
- Pedagogical Approach - Understand the pedagogy of learning through scenarios
- Mentor's role - Be a mentor to your students
- Advice for Mentors - Get advice from experienced instructors
- Tips for Success (.pdf) - Guide students to solve tasks
- Continuous Assessment - Assess student learning
- Setting up your course site - Set up your course site
- Sample Syllabus - Plan your term
Libraries of scenarios
- Experiential Learning Center - library of scenarios that have been developed and tested at colleges all over the country
- Instructional Resources: Learning Scenarios - Thirty learning scenarios based on the Texas Essential Skills for Languages Other Than English (TEKS for LOTE). Includes Arabic, French, German, Japanese, ...
- NISOD Learning Scenarios - Learning Scenarios is a Valencia Community College business entity designed to provide learning innovations for today's rapidly changing educational ...
- The Whole Product - Geoffery Moore
- Peopleware - DeMarco and Allister
- James Gosling -
- On intelligence - Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
- Scenario-Based E-Learning: A Step Beyond Traditional E-Learning - Randall W. Kindley
- Education Futures StoryTech thinkLets for agile leadership learning environments ...
- A Vision of K-12 Students Today - video - This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so. Category: Education