Title

Challenges of developing competencies in students in developing contexts

Document Type

Article

Department

Examination Board

Abstract

The paper looks at the challenges of implementing a project-based learning approach for students of the middle school aimed at developing key 21st century skills through engagement with interdisciplinary projects developed around real world situations and problems. The programme was implemented across Pakistan for over 14,000 students over a course of 2 years. Challenges include a lack of understanding of what competencies are; the value of developing core skills and the assessment of these; in addition, the struggle of teachers in moving from being instructors to facilitators, in order, to allow the development of skills. The paper concludes with ways in which these challenges were addressed.

Publication

Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal

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