Developing 21st Century Skills through Project-Based Learning & Design Thinking 

Project-Based-Learning

Project based-learning (PBL) exposes students to tasks that promote 21st-century skills. It helps them tackle complex problems in a collaborative environment and requires creativity and communication to gain knowledge and skills.

 

PBL starts with: “What do we want students to understand at the end of a project”? It promotes asking questions and refers to what learners already know. It allows them to own their learning and co-create the learning process. Furthermore it allows a cross-curricular approach.

 

Exciting projects can happen outside the classroom where students meet experts. At the end of each project, they get to present their findings, share their journey and reflect upon their experience.

PBL is an active and engaged form of learning, allowing students to explore real-world problems and challenges, inspiring them to obtain a deeper understanding of what they are tackling.

 

It exposes learners to tasks that promote 21st Century Skills, solving complex problems in a collaborative environment through creativity and communication to gain knowledge and skills.

 

PBL starts with: “What do we want students to understand at the end of a project”? It promotes asking questions and refers to what learners already know, allowing them to own their learning and co-create the learning process. 

 

Exciting projects can be integrated into curriculums, as well as happen outside the classroom where students explore and meet experts. At the end of each project, they get to present their findings, share their journey and reflect upon their experience.

Project-Based Learning

21st Century Skills

A series of skills required for success in 21st century society and workplaces established by educators, business leaders, academics, and governmental agencies.

The future will consist of uncertainties, which we may not comprehend yet. That’s why it’s important to get young learners ready for what may come and prepare them for a fast-changing environment.​​

Creativity

The ability to transform traditional ideas into innovative solutions.

Creative thinking is essential for problem-solving and exploring new ideas. Creativity helps learners "think outside the box" and come up with new innovative solutions when tackling challenges.

 

Creativity isn’t just restricted to art but can be implemented in all subjects, enabling students to use their imagination to learn and grow.

Communication

A process of exchanging information.

Communication goes beyond written and oral forms. It’s also about expressing your passion and empathizing with your audience. The aim is to teach learners how to listen and understand, showing them how to communicate with each other transmitting the right message.

Collaboration

The act of working together to achieve a common goal.

At its core, it touches upon being a team member and learning how to co-create. By empathizing and cooperating with each other learners join forces for a greater purpose.

Critical Thinking

The evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.

Critical Thinking helps learners analyze an issue to form a well-founded opinion. It’s the ability to think clearly and rationally. It promotes reflection and re-evaluation. In a world where access to knowledge is just one click away, we need to teach students how to ask questions and evaluate information.

 
 
 

Design thinking is a human-centered strategy to solve complex problems. It teaches how to empathize with the other person and find new ways of looking at problems. Also making it a powerful tool used in education to teach creativity and critical thinking.

Design thinking promotes asking questions, planning, prototyping, ideating, testing to take students on an inventor’s journey.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Design thinking is a human-centered strategy to solve complex problems. It teaches how to empathize with each other and find new ways of looking at challenges. Therefore making it a powerful tool used in education to teach creativity and critical thinking.

Design thinking promotes asking questions, planning, prototyping, ideating, testing to take students on an inventor’s journey.

Let us embark on a creative quest, encouraging open communication, a strong sense of collaboration and a critical approach towards rethinking education.

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