St Peter's College
Project Based Learning Q & A
Do the children pick an area of interest to them from a list of available options provided by the school and that becomes their project based learning journey or does the school pick the interest for them?
To begin with, in the first two weeks we will give the students an opportunity to practise on the skills of collaboration, planning, critique and communication. To do this, we have grouped the students into groups of four. Each group is a mixture of students from years 8 – 10. These have been created by our Learning Tutors to maximise each student’s learning opportunities.
During this time each group will choose a short project to complete from a list provided. Creations are meant to be rough prototypes, not completed, polished masterpieces! They will then exhibit their creations in a busy marketplace format.
Once these guided mini-projects have been completed students will have the opportunity to think about possible projects of their own which they will complete with facilitation from staff. These projects will be totally of their own choosing and based upon their interests. Students will also be able to choose to work individually, in pairs or in small groups of three.
More information about the “real projects” will be available in week 3.
I’m also interested on your thoughts as to how kids with learning difficulties will go with this.
Students who have learning difficulties are often more engaged in learning that doesn’t require them to complete tasks that are focused on reading and writing. They enjoy sinking their energy into doing. Sometimes organisation may be a challenge for some students who have learning difficulties such as Dyslexia. However, guided by staff to improve these skills, they should experience great success with PBL. There will also be Teacher Aides involved with PBL sessions, available to work with those who might like to seek their assistance.
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Uniform Shop Hours
The Uniform Shop is open every Wednesday between 12noon and 1:30pm during term time. We advertise holiday hours in the newsletter at the end of each term.
Leiza Egan - Uniform Shop Co-ordinator
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