OTBF 2014 was the project where elder students teach mini-lessons to younger students of NewZealand etc. Still we are going with this project in coming year 2015. Our Rayatians are also teaching mini-lessons to younger students within the school. So, overall its a holistic development of a child.
This was the Collaborative project with UK and India. The school was Bede’s preparatory school, UK.This was the project under International School Award. We have got International School Award from year 2014-17 from British Council, UK. I am a ISA Technical Coordinator for ISA Award.I was responsible for all these tasks…and projects.
This was the Flat stanley project. His name was Mr Stanley who came from UK for cross-cultural exchange programme.
Check this video on youtube:-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npWUxtSQrxM
Students explored and gained many things in this project like IT skills, enables long term goal, had many Skype sessions during this project. They shares many things offline and online.
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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 a complex question, problem, or challenge. Essential Elements of PBL include:
- Significant Content – At its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subjects.
- 21st century competencies – Students build competencies valuable for today’s world, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation, which are explicitly taught and assessed.
- In-Depth Inquiry – Students are engaged in an extended, rigorous process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers.
- Driving Question – Project work is focused by an open-ended question that students understand and find intriguing, which captures their task or frames their exploration.
- Need to Know – Students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the Driving Question and create project products, beginning with an Entry Event that generates interest and curiosity.
- Voice and Choice – Students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.
- Critique and Revision – The project includes processes for students to give and receive feedback on the quality of their work, leading them to make revisions or conduct further inquiry.
- Public Audience – Students present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.