Project-based learning: Fostering principles of democracy in classroom teaching
Project-based learning is a teaching method that prepares students to act democratically and to assume their role as active and responsible citizens. It encourages the development of critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills that are important to participate in a democratic society successfully. Project-based learning provides students with opportunities to engage their interests and skills in the classroom and apply their knowledge in concrete and real-world contexts. Students are presented with a topic, issue, or task that they research and work on. They work on a real challenge, using their skills and talents to solve problems and achieve goals.
In this section, teachers and researchers from Praxisschulen Vienna present the example „Living in the city of Vienna“ to show how project-based learning fosters democratic education.