An Inquiry-Based Approach
Project Based Learning (PBL) prepares students for academic, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit.
Students work on a project over an extended period of time – from a week up to a semester – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation for a real audience.
As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of doing an authentic, meaningful project. Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers.
At St Alipius students experience a personalised approach to learning that stems from development play and leads towards student-led and teacher-supported investigative and project-based approach learning focusing on the individual strength and affinities of the learner enabling a deep sense of inquiry and real-life learning experiences.
For those who are seeking a more formal definition: Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.
Source: The Buck Institute for Education