Many skills the government and industry want students to learn are tough to teach in traditional educational models. Here, Shawn McCusker highlights some project-based learning tools to support a more independent learning environment.
South Eastern Regional College has shifted to a Project-Based Learning educational model and have seen amazing results from their students. Here their Learning Academy Team share how they implemented change, along with examples of the complex and innovative real-world projects their students are managing.
Tech has the potential to bring incredible benefits to education, but it can also be daunting and overwhelming. Michael Kimber of Broadclyst School shows how his school is making the most of the options available and empowering teachers to embrace technology in all areas of their teaching.
If cross-curricular projects are done well, they can open students’ hearts and minds, but good projects are few and far between. Jackie Beere, OBE passes on some rules of engagement.
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in enquiry and project based learning within schools is convincing people of its merits in the first place. David Leat, Rachel Lofthouse and Ulrike Thomas provide some helpful guidance.
Although famously learner-led, project-based learning does require a fair amount of teacher planning to be at its most successful. Alexis Shea continues her series on strategies for successful PBL with a step-by-step guide to planning a project from beginning to end.
Setting up your first project-based learning unit can be an intimidating task – but for Alyson Boustead, all that preparation and planning paid off. Here, she details her school’s ambitious venture into PBL, and the astounding impact it had on her learners’ creativity, resourcefulness and resilience.