With this Challenge you learn to set the learning starting point from students’ areas of interest and effort. The teacher’s job is to make the most of students’ individual and varied energies to channel and focus them on a specific goal: the project.
24 hours approx. on the Platform (Theory)
21 hours approx. in the Classroom (Practice)
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Developing the following skills:
Learn to practice the project-based learning methodology and critically reflect on traditional educational practices and the design of innovative educational actions that promote more active and cooperative learning.
Design activities that are accessible for students as they adapt to their command of the content, their abilities and level of cognitive maturity.
Plan initial activities of communication and negotiation to make students participate in the objectives, content, activities and assessment.
The Project-based Learning Challenge enables you to develop the integration of subjects and global view of the different subjects, the connection between the learning to be worked on and their real application and the social skills relating to teamwork. It will also help you to combine the work with different kinds of learning: conceptual, procedural and attitudinal, as well as to foster key skills and abilities for students’ comprehensive education, such as creativity, individual responsibility, cooperative work, critical ability and decision making, among others.
Project-based Learning makes the learning starting point the students’ interest and effort and invites teachers to make the most of their individual and diverse energies to channel and focus them on a specific goal: the product, as the result of developing a project.
This way of working generates a process of change from disjointed planning to that of a comprehensive and inclusive way of learning.
The Project Learning Challenge enables you to develop:
- The integration of subjects and global view of the different subjects.
- The connection between the learning attained through the theory and its real application.
- Social skills relating to teamwork.
- The combination of work with different kinds of knowledge with differentiated work: conceptual, procedural and attitudinal.
- The fostering of key skills and abilities for students’ comprehensive education, such as creativity, individual responsibility, cooperative work, critical ability and decision making, among others.
Through a personalised self-analysis, we will analyse and propose the course that best suits you, to first work on the skills you need most to develop your teaching competencies following your chosen Challenge.
We will propose:
- Practical case studies and different scenarios of educational practice
- Theory relating to the subject matter
- Proposal for application in your classroom or work environment
- Indications, suggestions and examples to implement real practice, gather evidence and share it with other colleagues.
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Our great commitment is that you can share your acquired knowledge and learning with the TeachersPro community comprising colleagues from different parts of the world, that you see yourself as a potential tutor for other teachers, and other participants as potential tutors for your own training.
You can ask for help through the TeachersPro community, as well as sharing your ideas and evidence of your practice, creating an exchange of knowledge that benefits everyone.
If needed, you can always turn to our team of expert tutors to give you constructive and rigorous feedback on your own evidence. You can sign up for this service on the Platform whenever you need it.
You will also have the chance to review the portfolios of other teachers with whom you share common interests and share evidence of your work on the TeachersPro Platform.
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