What is Project-Based Learning?
Project-Based Learning utilizes the child’s problem-solving abilities. We give students a real-world problem and solve it by researching information to solve this problem.
Most textbooks give problems that do not always occur in the real world or are formulated in a specific way so that the answer is easy to find. Project-Based Learning works with a realistic problem and looks for real, suitable solutions.
During this research, we make use of multiple realistic sources, such as:
– targeted use of the internet
– contacting with professionals from the specific field of expertise
– getting in contact with students from other countries
We use critical thinking when searching for information. For example, looking at the sources the site uses and ensuring they’re reliable sources. With all the information gained, we will get to work and creatively and innovatively arrive at a suitable solution.
Because we look at the projects according to preference, motivation, knowledge, and background, everyone can start working with the projects. In general, it is intended for students starting at grade 2 (Dutch System: group 4), but we can always see what the possibilities are for younger children that are eager to investigate.
– Project-Based Learning helps students improve their language skills and challenges them to use new vocabulary or a new language.
– Project-Based Learning helps students who may feel like their strengths in the general classroom aren’t being recognized, used, or challenged.
– Project-Based Learning can be a supplement and challenge gifted students.