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Project

Based

Learning 

Making real-based teaching a success in your class

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centred model of teaching and learning around projects.

 

Projects are complex tasks, based on challenging questions or problems, which involve learners collaboratively, over fairly long periods of time, in planning, problem-solving, decision making or research activities.  Through projects, pupils acquire autonomy and responsibility, develop skills and apply knowledge, learning in a meaningful way.

Pedagogical references: constructivism and social constructivism

Teachers who make Project Based Learning a regular part of their teaching enjoy their new role, although for some it might take time to adjust from traditional practice. It’s fun to get creative when designing a project, instead of just using “off the shelf” curriculum materials. Most teachers like working collaboratively with their colleagues when planning and implementing projects, and interacting with other adults from the community or the wider world. And PBL teachers find it rewarding to work closely alongside students, tackling a real-world challenge or exploring a meaningful question.

PBL is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. 

PBL is often called Problem Based Learning. 

Teachers and students work together to start and finish a project. From a side, students work collaboratively with one another to share ideas, build understanding and complete projects. Teachers discuss, share best practices and look for inspiration from other teachers Students and teachers work with outside stakeholders to make learning relevant and authentic. Learning comes alive. 

Our approach in training PBL starts from the fact that our team is composed of project designers and project managers. We are used to planning projects starting from problems and we know techniques to design long term projects. 

 

​Objectives/learning outcomes:

  • Understand PBL in its different approaches

  • Clarify when and how is possible to develop PBL

  • Share practices and tools to develop PBL

  • Learn how to make PBL structured

  • Face difficulties and find new strategies

  • Get to know EU guidelines and policies

  • Make friends and develop cooperation among teachers

Target group

Teachers can be any kind of teacher working in public or private school or educational institutions

 

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant. 

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, especially schools of the territory. 

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

PLAN YOUR SESSION

JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1 of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to associazionejump@gmail.com

Training modules

1) Module 1: EU policies and trends in education 

2) Module 2: Understand PBL in its different approaches. Clarify when and how is possible to develop PBL

3) Module 3: Share practices and tools to develop PBL

4) Module 4: Learn how to make PBL structured. Face difficulties and find new strategies

5) Module 5: Get to know EU guidelines and policies

6) Module 6: Design my own learning and teaching pathway

 

Program

Sunday: arrival of participants, welcoming by the B&B , free time and relax

Monday, 9:30 Opening the program with a briefing from the organisers. Presentation of the team, ice breaking games outdoors and walk to the city centre. Short sightseeing in Soverato, some basic info for orienteering, history and info points. 

Lunch break. 

Afternoon session. 15:00 - 17:30. Module 1: EU policies and trends in education 

Tuesday morning. 9:30 - 12:30. Module 2: Understand PBL in its different approaches. Clarify when and how is possible to develop PBL

Afternoon session: 15:00 - 17:00. Continuation of module 2.

Wednesday: Morning session. 9:30 - 12:30. Module 3: Share practices and tools to develop PBL

Lunch break. Afternoon session: 15:00 - 17:00. Module 4: Learn how to make PBL structured. Face difficulties and find new strategies

Thursday: Morning session, 9:30 - 12:30. Module 5: Get to know EU guidelines and policies

Lunch break. Afternoon session: outdoor emotional team building walk to Soverato superiore. 

Friday: Morning session, 9:30 - 12:30. Module 6: Design my own learning and teaching pathway

Saturday afternoon, free time. Final dinner among participants to say Goodbye to Soverato.

Sunday: departure of participants.

 

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

 

Costs: the cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to associazionejump@gmail.com  to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.