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Authentic Learning Activities in the Bakeshop
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Project Based Learning (PBL) is
an instructional approach built
upon realistic learning
PBL engages students interest
and motivation while helping
the student recognize the
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These activities are designed
to answer a question or solve
Generally the projects reflect
the types of learning and
work people do in the
everyday world outside the
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A well-designed project
provokes students to come up
against (and struggle with)
the central concepts and
principles of a discipline.
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5 Steps to a Successful PBL
The Plan: Start with the end in mind
The Question: Concept or Project Driver
The Assessment (Planning the Assessment)
Map the Project
Monitor and Manage the Process
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Begin with a
To plan for a great student
engaged project, one must plan
with the end result in mind.
These projects should be high
standard student focused
emphasizing thr student
learning outcomes (SLO’s), and
intended to develop an in-depth
knowledge of the subject.
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in the case of this
The Great and
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Measuring the Content
Knowledge and Skills
Trying to match the project
outcomes (SLO’s), with assessment
strategies (LiveText), and Rubrics.
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Wedding Cake Project
Analyzing...analyzing instructional needs, selecting activities,
estimating time, and preparing resources are key tasks in
Structure...setting the parameters of the project...
A well mapped project will set up the structure, but be
careful to keep some of the structure less rigid to allow for
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Wedding Cake Instructions
Make a drawing of your cake on at least a 16X24” or larger
(paper will be provided)
This can be in color if you like, remember we keep
these up on the wall for approximately one year until the
next group, so take pride in your work, if you don’t draw
well, enlist a person who does, outsource it!
This will be the guide that you use to finish your
project, we will begin the drawing and looking for ideas in
Determine your shape
Square stacked, round stacked, round or square
You need to decide right away what color scheme you
will be using, and remember, what ever you decide to do,
you must make extra time outside of class to make it
happen, these cakes take on a life of their own. Take your
time; make an extra commitment to yourself and the
Commence project: you can start by either covering your
cake with fondant first (which I highly suggest) or doing the
flowers (note: flowers will be done on different days, depending
on what has been decided by the group.)
You will work independently of your other classmates;
however please share the equipment and be courteous to each
other, there is plenty of time to finish the project.
Airbrushing will be done towards the end of the project, so
as to have the strongest colors last as best they can, the cakes sit
for a while and tend to fade. Stay away from too much purple for
it turns to a blue hue when it sits. Better to work your color into
the fondant than adding the purple as an airbrush color.
Display and assembly
Your cake is due on the day scheduled in the syllabus,
if you take longer you will lose points, everyone is on an
even playing field, remember, this is not a competition!!
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Effective project management teaches students to manage and
take responsibility for their own work.
Learn how to shift from being the center of attention to the
guide on the side.
Tools and strategies help you manage the PBL student focused
Managing the Project
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Students are highly motivated
Student retention of the identified learning
outcome usually higher
Students are engaged in and struggle with
central concepts and principles of the discipline
Authentic Learning Activities
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“PBL is a systematic teaching method that
engages students in learning essential
knowledge and life-enhancing skills through
an extended, student-influenced inquiry
process structured around complex, authentic
questions and carefully designed products and
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Please use the following images to create a special
occasion cake or showpiece.
You will have 10 minutes to create, then be ready to
share your creation.
This is an exercise to see how the process work, no
rubric is involved this time!
Have fun, be creative!!
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