The topics discussed and prepared within the project are a very good opportunity to plan multidisciplinary learning activities. These can be film reviews, research projects, laboratory research (in chemistry lessons), data collection and analysis, excursions, environmental events, meetings with experts, debates and discussions, civic initiatives, publication of popular news materials, and more.
One of the recommended approaches to developing 21st century skills is project-based learning, which includes the following key components:
- The project is aimed at responding to a real challenge, solving an existing problem or issue.
- Students are involved in a long-term complex process that involves identifying research questions, collecting and analyzing materials and data, and using them.
- The project involves real-world context, real-world tasks and tools, existing quality standards, real-world impact. The project directly deals with the issues in the student’s life that directly concern him / her and which he / she is interested in solving.
- The student makes the decision on the planning and implementation of the project, as well as the developed solution.
- Pupils and teachers reflect together on the learning process, project activities, quality of work done, obstacles created and ways to solve them.
- Students receive and provide feedback to improve the process and product.
- Students talk about the project in public: they talk about it beyond the classroom, arrange presentations, discussions, etc.