The Project Work Challenge will allow you to develop the following:
- Integration and overview of different subjects.
- The connection between acquired learning in school and its actual implementation in practice.
- Social skills related to teamwork.
- The ability to combine work with different types of knowledge: conceptual, procedural and knowledge to do with attitude.
- To develop key skills and capabilities, to carry out comprehensive student education. These include creativity, individual responsibility, collaborative work, critical ability and decision-making, among others.
The Project Work methodology, or project-based learning (PBL) as it is also known, was established towards the end of the 19th century in the United States. However, it is considered that the educator, William H. Kilpatrick, popularised the concept with his 1918 work, The Project Method, which largely spread the ideas of his teacher, Dewey. In this text, Kilpatrick affirms that the learning process begins with students’ interest and effort. The teacher’s role is to get the most out of the students’ individual, diffuse energy, with the ultimate purpose of channelling and focusing it on a specific goal: the project.
Another definition put forward by Jones, Rasmussen and Moffit in Real Life Problem Solving (1997) indicates that PBL is a set of learning tasks based on answering questions or solving problems, which involve students in the learning process’s design and planning, as well as decision-making in a relatively autonomous approach. This culminates in a final product presentation in front of the class.
Although there is a diverse variable range, a project work proposal’s simplified progression may follow this sequence: A) Intent; B) preparation; C) execution; and D) evaluation
This Challenge will activate Teaching Skills in:
Developing the following skills:
- Use of spaces
- Activity accessibility
- Flexibility regarding spatial use