WHAT IS PROJECT BASED LEARNING?
Project based learning is a pedagogical approach that seeks to develop transferable skills, including critical thinking, research and collaboration. Through hands-on, self-directed, constructive activities our students explore real world problems and challenges, acquire a deeper knowledge of a subject and learn in a way that is meaningful to them.
At ACE, much of our Project Based Learning is undertaken during our Global Perspectives time. This innovative and stimulating skills-based programme places academic study in a practical, real-world context. The programme taps into the way today's students enjoy learning, including group work, seminars, projects and working with other students around the world. The emphasis is on developing students' ability to think critically about a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view.
Learn more about the life skills that are acquired and practised in our Global Perspective classes by watching this short video.
Here is an example of how Project Based Learning works.
Bees in Crisis!
According to the European Commission, bees are critical to the environment and to the economy. It is estimated that pollinators, including honey bees, bumblebees and wild bees, contribute at least 22 billion euros each year to the European agriculture industry. They pollinate over 80% of crops and wild plants in Europe. Honey bees also provide honey and other apiculture products such as pollen, wax for food processing, propolis in food technology, and royal jelly used as a dietary supplement and as an ingredient in food.
For some time now, news about a severe loss of honey bees, bumblebees, wild bees and other pollinators has been concerning various professionals and the wider public alike. The European Commission has taken important steps to diagnose and prevent bees’ mortality, including actions on certain pesticides and a comprehensive study on honey bee colony mortality.
Questions - What do we know about bees? What can we do to help them?