Fostering Global Competencies and Partnerships through PBL
“There could be no creativity without the curiosity that moves us and sets us patiently impatient before a world that we did not make, to add to it something of our own making.”
--Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom
While you can do Project Based Learning without making global connections and create Global Education experiences for students without PBL, at their best these two pedagogical approaches can work in concert toward the same central goal: to create problem solvers who think innovatively and collaboratively about how to improve their communities and solve our urgent, borderless challenges. When teachers enrich their projects through authentic opportunities to connect with other young people in the world, or with experts who are working on the global issues students are studying, projects become an opportunity to learn with and from the world.
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