FCL Winter Academy: Developing key competences through project-based learning
Life is increasingly non-routine, problem-based and technology rich. The education systems are moving away from solely content-led approaches and focusing more on helping learners develop a range of competences. Some skills, such as numeracy and literacy, are just as important today as they were in the past. However, other more transversal and higher order skills, such as collaborative problem-solving are increasingly valuable for people in all areas of life.
Project-based learning (PBL) can be a powerful method to deliver competence-based education. PBL goes beyond ‘doing projects': while ‘doing projects' is about producing a product that reflects or represents a student's talent and thinking, PBL is the process of designing something (e.g. a plan, product, or procedure) that will address or resolve a problem or situation. PBL can be used to develop deep content knowledge and key competences within students.
In this course, the participants will learn how to embed competence-based approaches in everyday teaching practice, what are the components of good PBL, and which tools and strategies can help teachers in this endeavour. The participants will also discover the importance of student-driven activities, entrepreneurial mind-set, and other skills needed for better PBL such as social and emotional learning.
Venue: All courses will be held at European Schoolnet's own training venue, the Future Classroom Lab, a unique and inspiring learning environment in Brussels, that challenges visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms.
Target audience: This course is aimed at primary and secondary level teachers. Teacher trainers and school leaders are also welcome to join the course. A good level of English is required.
Registration: The places are given on a first-come, first-served basis. The courses will run if there are a minimum of 15 participants in each. Each course will be confirmed about 2,5 months before. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book and confirm your places!
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Looking for funding? See what funding opportunities Erasmus+ provides under "Key Action 1 - Mobility of individuals in the field of education and training". For more information see the Programme Guide and information provided by your National Agency.
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The course I participated in had been brilliantly organized. All from warm welcome of the staff, through the catering to exceptionally well-prepared coach, Mrs Kornelia Lohynova, mesmerized me. I learnt abundance, not only about technical aspect of project-based learning, i.e. supportive websites,exercises but most of all I gained a very mature and open-minded perspective of a teacher-leader - Mrs Lohynova, attitude of someone who wants their students to constantly grow. This experience in Brussels, the people I met and the discussions I had will stay in my memory as one of the most valuable ones. Thank you!
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