Project Based Learning: Using the Real World to Motivate Student Learning

Project Based Learning: Using the Real World to Motivate Student Learning

Project Based Learning is a teaching strategy which is designed to give students the opportunity to develop skills, such as critical thinking and effective communication, through projects which are set around challenges and problems they may face in the real world. Using the PBL approach, teachers can offer their students meaningful and practical learning experiences. This course will provide practical advice on how to implement PBL in the classroom by exploring effective teaching strategies and activities.

Course Content

  • The principles of PBL teaching and your role in it as a teacher
  • How to implement engaging activities from the real world in your classroom
  • How to create project-based learning activities suitable for your subject
  • Promoting 21st century skills relevant to students’ real lives and goals
  • Making student activities collaborative and communicative
Key Facts
Minimum level of EnglishB1 on the CEFR (Intermediate)
Location of CourseGalway
Accommodation OptionsApartment/Residence or Host Family subject to availability
DatesDownload the 2023 Calendar HERE
Download the 2024 Calendar HERE
Who is it for?Practising secondary school teachers who teach who would like to learn practical ways to integrate PBL into their teaching.
Fact SheetDownload the Course Fact Sheet HERE

We offer the following accommodation options for a 7-night stay (Saturday to Saturday) in Galway.

Below you can find more details about them. Please access the ACCOMMODATION page on the menu for further information.

Self-Catering Apartments

Accommodation in exclusive self-catering shared apartments

  • Single/twin/double rooms
  • Standard/comfort (en-suite) rooms
  • Fully-fitted kitchen, including utensils
  • Wi-Fi or cable Internet available
  • Common areas (living room/kitchen/bathroom)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • From Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Saturday

Host Family

Home-stay accommodation with friendly and welcoming local host families.*

  • Enjoy a full immersion in Irish culture
  • Warm, welcoming Irish families
  • Various locations in Galway
  • Half-board – Monday to Friday
  • Full-board – Saturday and Sunday
  • From Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday

*Travel time can range from 25 to 50 minutes depending on location.

Still have questions about the course?

If you would like to get more information about this course or ask about any of our other language courses, please get in touch with us today.
We’ll help you to find the perfect course to match your personal and professional goals.