One of the LEAP project’s aims is to apply the project-based learning (PBL) model in a non-formal education setting. Continue reading Non-formal education
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
This week’s post is practice-oriented. For all those who want to apply the PBL model, we are sharing with you some examples which will illustrate how the approach can be put into practice. Within LEAP, we are working on the application of PBL as a practice in the context of non-formal education. We will soon share more information about our own mobility projects and are … Continue reading Anatomies of PBL model cases
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
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
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
The fundamental idea of PBL is rooted in the progressive education movement developed in the early 1900s as a student-centered pedagogical approach. PBL has been developed based on the ideas of John Dewey and William H. Kilpatrick, among others. For Kilpatrick, the key to the project method is the opportunity that students can undertake activities they are really interested in. The teachers or community workers’ … Continue reading PBL History
LEAP is an acronym that stands for “Learning to Participate”. It is a project financed within the framework of the European Union Erasmus+ programme. It is a strategic partnership between three youth organizations and two universities. What gathered the partnership together is our interest in youth participation and our objective to foster young people’s participation. The partnership is between the department of Didactic of civic … Continue reading What is LEAP Project?