Project Based Learning is what our individualized tutoring programs are structured using.
Project-Based Learning (PBL) provides complex tasks based on challenging questions or problems that involve the students’ abilities in the areas of:
- problem solving,
- decision making,
- investigative skills, and
- reflection that include tutor facilitation, but not direction.
Each project uses a predesigned outline, which is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim– to create a unique result! You and your child choose from our list of predesigned projects. The tutor explains the project in detail, as well as each step of the project. The tutor also provides feedback as each step is completed.
Your child has some choice in the projects; therefore, will feel more vested in process and the outcome. It is not a repeat of what they are already doing in school. It is tied into real life; there is legitimacy in doing it so it is not just another worksheet. The outcome can be multi-subject targeted. There is a process in which a child gets to immediately see their results. With PBL, students learn from these experiences and apply them to their lives in the real world. PBL is a different teaching technique that promotes and practices new learning habits in students. This is how we guarantee success beyond the classroom.
We’d love to talk this important decision through with you. Call us at: 1-866-977-4433 or fill out our detailed form online.
To understand why we base our programming on Project Based Learning (PBL), please see the following references:
- Intel Corporation
- George Lucas Education Foundation “Edutopia”
- Education World
- National Education Association (NEA)
- University of Victoria