LEAP IO1: The booklet for youth educators is available now!

In time of Covid-19 LEAP project did not stop its activities. During these months all partners worked to finalise the first Intellectual Output (IO). This IO will contain a literature review of PBL, a bibliography on PBL, its core principles, examples of application within youth organisations derived from youth organisations’ work practices. The final result is a booklet, which deals with content related to PBL … Continue reading LEAP IO1: The booklet for youth educators is available now!

Youth Workers

In the last post we have talked about the Youth Work, its essential characteristics and core principles. Now, it’s time to understand who Youth Workers are! According to the definition provided by the Collins Vocabulary, a Youth Worker “is a person whose job involves providing support and social activities for young people”. More generally we can define Youth Workers as people working with young people … Continue reading Youth Workers

Virtual PBL

Using technology tools to support learning is a key feature of the PBL approach. Today we present to you a concept that takes this one step further: In virtual PBL, the “classroom” moves to the digital sphere and the entire learning process happens online.  Virtual PBL is not just  a typical online course. PBL cannot be reduced to a process of reading text, watching videos, … Continue reading Virtual PBL

The Youth Goals

On 18th december 2018 the Council of the European Union published a document on youth participation. The text, titled “The European Union Strategy for Youth 2019-2027”, identify 11 strategic goals. The LEAP project aims to support a deeper and conscious involvement of young people and, for this, contribute to reach some of these goals: “CONNECTING EU WITH YOUTH” to foster the sense of youth belonging … Continue reading The Youth Goals

PBL procedure

In addition to the five key features of PBL, which ones you could see in the last post,  the concept is regularly characterized as interdisciplinary.  The working-process can lead to connections between different subjects. By offering challenges on interdisciplinary subjects, young people get a chance to understand and address large scale and open-ended projects. Different approaches of PBL can lead to different results. However, we … Continue reading PBL procedure

PBL features

In the LEAP Project, we worked with five basic design principles of Project-based learning because suited to our stances on individual-centred education and willingness to experiment with youth-initiated projects. These five steps are retrieved from a work of Joseph S. Krajcik and Phyllis C. Blumenfeld elaborated in 2009. They are the following ones: Driving question: a question elaborated, explored, and answered throughout a project. The … Continue reading PBL features

Project-Based Learning Model

The PBL method can be executed in various subject fields. It does not depend on age or academic background of the individuals or group. PBL can be used from primary education up to master graduates. PBL can also be applied in less formal contexts, such as community-working or general social-working. Within the LEAP project, we are exploring methodologies for youth workers to apply the concept … Continue reading Project-Based Learning Model