Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

Discover key concepts and issues in Project Based Learning and develop the confidence in implementing it in the classroom

We developed this course to familiarise participants with key concepts and issues in project based learning and to help develop their skills and confidence in implementing it in the classroom.


This course about project based learning, is delivered through project based learning methodologies providing participants with keen insight into how it works.

Participants will work on a real world project focussing on the core stages of project based learning. At the end of the course participants will present the project they developed during the programme.


Sharing the experience with professionals from a range of European countries participants can build a portfolio of project ideas to implement in their schools.

Fast Facts

Price from
€525 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Location
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

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Dublin - E10161024
London - E10074930

More details

  • Options
  • Breakdown
  • Objectives & Outcomes
  • Sample Timetable

Options

Option 1

Project Based tuition only 

Duration One week
Dublin Course Code  TED 10.1
London Course Code  TEG 10.1
Training hours  24 hours
Dublin Start dates  9 August 2021
London Start dates  28 June 2021
Price  €525

You can choose to add English tuition to your course.

Option 2

Language then Project Based Learning 

Choose one week of English tuition only (20 hours), followed by one week of Project Based Learning (24 hours).

Duration Two weeks
Dublin Course Code  TED 11.2
London Course Code  TEG 11.2
Training hours  44 hours
Dublin Start Dates  2 August 2021
London Start Dates 21 June 2021
Price  €920

Option 3

Language & Project Based Learning in parallel

English tuition takes place in the morning followed by Project Based Learning topics in the afternoon

Duration Two weeks
Dublin Course Code  TED 12.2
London Course Code  TEG 12.2
Training hours  60 hours
Start dates  24 May, 27 September, 18 October, 1 November, 15 November, 29 November 2021
Start dates  6 September, 4 October, 1 November, 29 November 2021
Price  €895

Breakdown

Topics

Project Based Learning

  • Key Concepts and Definitions of PBL
  • Creating a digital Portfolio
  • Stages in planning and implementing a project
  • Developing projects in the classroom
  • Cross curricula projects
  • Integrating technology into project development
  • Using web tools to design projects
  • Using the 4 skills and PBL in the language classroom
  • Assessment through projects
  • Presentation of project work developed during the programme

Intensive English

  • Receptive and productive skills
  • Practice emphasising speaking and listening skills
  • Communicating effectively and flexibly through English in the real-world

Competences

  • Linguistic: Grammatical, lexical and phonological
  • Strategic: Interaction, compensation and repair
  • Pragmatic: Functional language and discourse management

Fluency Development

Asking for and giving information and opinions, expressing a point of view, persuading, agreeing and disagreeing

Objectives & Outcomes

Learning objectives

To familiarise the participants with key concepts adn issues in Project Based Learning 

  • To help develop participants’ skills in implementing Project Based Learning in the classroom
  • To increase participants’ skill and confidence in the use of tech tools used in Project Based Learning
  • To cover a variety of school projects for subjects such as English, geography and history with a focus on the tools and resources needed to make Project Based Learning accessible to learners through English
  • To provide opportunities for improved methodology and creativity to help participants increase their student engagement and retention on their return to their own schools
  • To provide an opportunity to develop and consolidate participants own language skills
  • To establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals
  • To promote awareness of contemporary Ireland

Course outcomes

  • Increased confidence in developing and implementing Project Based Learning in the classroom
  • Greater understanding of students’ needs and improved learner outcomes for their students
  • Increased awareness of the range of uses for successful implementation of Project Based Learning in the school
  • Digital portfolio of Project Based Learning material as a reference for implementing new techniques in participants own classrooms and to facilitate dissemination of the project to colleagues
  • Participation in a real world project focusing on the core stages of Project Based Learning
  • Increased awareness of the possibilities of exploiting easily available texts as a language teaching resource
  • Enhancement of personal English Language skills 
  • Sharing of experience and knowledge with professionals from a range of European countries
  • Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
  • Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development

Sample Timetable

Timetables will vary depending on the course option. Below is a sample timetable of the two-week Project Based Learning in parallel. 

Week 1

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00- 10:50 Placement Test Evaluation of Speaking Skills Induction / Orientation  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences 
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00 Introduction to class project  Building linguistic competences Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Presentation of project, critique and reflection Focused feedback learner outcomes
Lunch          
14:00-16:00 Creating a Digital Portfolio Key concepts and definitions of PBL  Stages involved in planning and implementing a project  Developing projects in classroom Cross curricula projects  Integrating Technology into project development  Workshop – using web tools to design projects 

Weekend

Informal learning; Self-guided research and cultural visits with guidelines from Twin English Centre, Dublin.

Week 2

 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:50 Placement Test Evaluation of Speaking Skills Induction / Orientation  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Review & progress test. Consolidation of language and further skills 
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00

Introduction to class project.
Building linguistic competences 

Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences   Presentation of project, critique and reflection
Focused feedback on learner outcomes
Lunch          
14:00-16:00 Utilising the four skills and PBL in the language classroom  Workshop – using web tools to design projects  Assessment through projects  Presentation of participants’ projects  Review and evaluation. Guidelines for future contact and networking 

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Dublin OID E10161024
London OID E10074930
Fast Facts

Price from
€525 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Locations
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

Contact us >
Download calendar and rates

OID
Dublin - E10161024
London - E10074930

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