Entry events

What is an entry event?

An 'entry event', or 'hook', is a powerful means of engaging students.

Why do I need an entry event?

The ‘entry event’ is designed to capture student interest to inspire and motivate them. Some examples of entry events include:

  • a visit from a food truck at the start of PBL about running a food stall at a school event
  • dumping the contents of a vending machine on a table to introduce PBL about nutrition
  • visiting a park and hearing from experts talk about the local environment and challenges to wildlife.

Entry events can take any form but if they initiate questioning and open discussion, inspire engagement with the concept or issue, they will build anticipation in the students for the exciting journey that is about to begin.

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