University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada
Today’s 21st century learner requires a new set of abilities in order to tackle the wide variety of problems and issues that our society currently faces. More than ever, our young people need to acquire the skills necessary to navigate and lead the way through these exciting and unpredictable times. Students have to be curious, imaginative, and adventurous, while still respecting tradition, inclusion, and heritage. This workshop explores the potential of project-based learning as a means of engaging students in real-world problem solving. Project-based learning can help students learn to work collaboratively and develop critical thinking skills. Several key features and elements of authentic project-based learning opportunities are identified.