Project pedagogy: definition, steps and examplesThe concept of project pedagogy is not new. Indeed, many educators looked at this concept at the end of the 19th century. The project pedagogy was inspired by the work of John Dewey (1859-1952), an American philosopher and educator, which is based on organized action towards a specific goal; also called “Learning by doing”. That is, learning by doing (1929). On the other hand, Dewey observed that theoretical teaching gives little result compared to practical teaching. For him, thinking it and doing it are inseparable. For several years, project pedagogy has become a daily practice in primary, secondary and higher education. It is very essential for improving student motivation.

1. What is project pedagogy?

The word "project" is often used in contexts which correspond very little to its characteristics. Thus, it seems essential to ask the following question: what is project pedagogy?

This name refers to a teaching model resulting from the socio-constructivist current. It is a process or an approach that leads to a communication or an action. In fact, the pupils first set a common goal; they then anticipate the approach, the means and the operations and they progress gradually towards a production or an action. In other words, it is a pedagogical approach in which the teacher is a mediator between the pupil and the knowledge. The student, during the project process, actively builds his knowledge in interaction with the other students and the environment. Read more


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