Across Year 7 to 10 students study courses which have the tradition key learning areas embedded into the curriculum content of the course.
Students work on a project over an extended period of time – 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.
This is called Project Based Learning!
What is project based learning?
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.
Project Based Learning engages students in learning that is deep and long-lasting, and inspires for them a love of learning and personal connection to their academic experience.
Here are just some of the ways that PBL transforms students' educational experiences:
- Engaged heart and minds
- Deeper learning
- Exposure to adults and careers
- A sense of purpose
- Success skills
- Rewarding teacher relationships
- Creativity and technology
Watch this video of our Project Based Learning Core Values.
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