Relation between life skill and Project Based Learning:
Project based learning is a method supporting constructivism to inspire students to think, connect, create and share. Project learning makes an attempt to connect knowledge and skills with personal experience in collaberative manner resulting in life skill learning. Project learning bridges the gap between learning core knowledge and applied skills-the gap between knowing and doing. This offers the students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators.
KEY FEATURES OF PROJECT BASED LEARNING
* Essential questions: Teacher has to create an athentic, engaging,
Open- ended question that poses a problem or situation that has meaning and relevance for students.
* Project design: Teacher has to identify standards based activities that support the essential question and involve the students in the project design, causing them to develop a sense of project ownership.
* Work plan: The teacher prepares tasks, subtasks, milestones, timeline for completing each component, other activities related to the project.
* Project Management: The teacher guides the students in working collaborately. Oversees students activity and provides structure and feedback.
* Culminating products: They are presentation, exhibition etc.
* Assessment: PBL requires variety of assessment tied to the content standards, skills and higher order thinking skills, attitude and application level. Teacher has to use multiple indicators of performance to give students with different strength and opportunity to make a successful project.
* Evaluation: At the end of the project, students discuss, analyse, reflect about outcome of the project. The teacher prepares rubrics to evaluate the outcome of the project.
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