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 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

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

What is LEAP Project?

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?