Project-based learning is an applicable model for achieving optimal learning. It is a strategy that acknowledges that meaningful learning arouses inner motivation in the pupils. It is learner oriented, based on involvement in the learning process and on the understanding of the product.
Learning revolves around an authentic, complex task, which emanates from a challenging-“driving” question that leads the learners to an encounter with the main principles or ideas of the field of study. It requires investigation and interaction with learners and diverse data. It is accompanied by regular mentoring by the teacher in the learning environment of the classroom and in the digitized learning environment, the Realiyeda system. In the course of learning, knowledge, understanding and skills are constructed and applied.
Project-based learning is a developmental process – a sequence of milestones. Three components develop in conjunction along this continuum:
- A Project: A course of intensive work on a long-term assignment directed towards a completed final product that is meaningful to both the learner and the target audience. The project is a means of expressing relevant skills and the understanding of complex academic knowledge.
- A Learning Unit: Devising a corpus of meaningful knowledge in the field of study.
- Presentation of Learning: An occasion at which the learner presents a partially prepared or completed product to be assessed by the target audience, according to relevant benchmarks. The student also shares and reflects on the learning and creative process which led to the final product. The school’s organizational frameworks are all geared towards supporting this method of learning and serve as its foundation.