Introduction To Project Based Learning
Do snails have a favourite food?
At EarlyMinds.com we are developing a series of Project Based Learning tools, materials and lessons to support a growing demand. This approach has been proven to create a stronger desire to learn and a better understanding of the subject. EarlyMinds.com is bringing Project Based Learning to early learners and their parents to create a stronger foundation for learning.
What is Project Based Learning?
It is relevant learning
It is finding out things your child is actually interested in
It is following your child’s lead and letting them explore the way they want to learn
Why Project Based Learning?
More and more classrooms are moving toward independently solving problems using Project Based Learning. This means students are able to work at their own pace and answer the things they’re most interested in. This work builds problem solving skills, independence, creates interest in a given subject, and helps them become more involved in real world issues. The ability to develop and answer thought provoking questions helps students meet with success inside and outside the classroom.
How does it work?
In Project Based Learning children are encouraged to explore and discover their chosen subject. Ask their own question reflecting something they’re curious to know the answer to. Imagine what mediums to use and how to answer their question. Plan and keep a record of how they answer their question. Create their answers in any way they want. Improve by finding how to best show their answer. Share the question and answer with others.
What Will Be Included?
We give you an outline and foundational knowledge for each project, with a Title Page, a Flip Book, a Nomenclature, and Information Pictures and Labels. Then we encourage you and your child to think of questions you’d like to find the answers to. We encourage creativity and curiosity, no question is too crazy! The fun is in the discovery
Will There be Video Lessons?
With Project based Learning the child directs the progress so to predict this would be counter productive. Instead we are producing videos that actually explore the questions we’re most interested in, and publishing our discoveries to inspire you.
How Do We Start?
We have an outline that will take you from discovering the Question that starts you on your quest, and concludes with sharing your discoveries.
Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve, Share.
What Kind of Questions will you be covering?
These are just some of the subjects we will be covering over the next few weeks and months. So stay tuned.
Do rainbows make a sound?
Why are there seasons?
How can we make a cloud?
How does a seed know which direction to grow?