What is project based learning?

‘Project Based Learning’ refers to students designing, planning, and carrying out an extended project that produces a publicly-exhibited output such as a product, publication, or presentation.

We believe that Project Based Learning is one of the most important learning strategies as it engages students in their learning, helping them to develop essential skills. This video explains what Project Based Learning is and isn’t:

Project Based Learning is synonymous with learning in depth.

Project Based Learning teaches students 21st Century skills as well as content. These skills include communication and presentation skills, organisation and time management skills, research and inquiry skills, self-assessment and reflection skills, and group participation and leadership skills.

Project Based Learning allows students to reflect upon their own ideas and opinions, exercise voice and choice, and make decisions that affect project outcomes and the learning process in general.

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Futures Institute is delighted to announce their membership of The Skills Builder Partnership which includes over 450 schools and colleges, 130 impact organisations and 100 top employers – working collectively towards the mission that one day, everyone will build the essential skills to succeed.

Our work is underpinned by the Skills Builder Universal Framework, which shows how to build essential skills at every stage of life. These eight skills are: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.

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