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

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

PBL History

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