Diving into Project-Based Learning

Erasmus+ Training Course for Teachers

Reserve Your Spot

Diving into Project-Based Learning

Erasmus+ Training Course for Teachers

Reserve Your Spot

Do you want to make learning more engaging and real? Consider using Project Based Learning (PBL). Through this teaching method, students learn by actively engaging in meaningful and real-world projects.

With the educational approach “project-based learning” (PBL), students learn through hands-on activities and apply those skills to real-world situations and challenges. This type of learning is more engaged and meaningful, allowing students to better understand and retain the material. They work on a project over an extended period of time that engages them in solving a real life problem or answering a complex question. Learning in this manner fosters collaboration, critical thinking, and valuable problem-solving skills that are becoming increasingly important in the modern workplace. Teaching through Project Based Learning is like bringing life to the classroom.

The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary tools for students, parents and teachers to implement a Project-Based Learning approach in their daily practice, promoting creativity, curiosity, engagement, and fun. To accomplish this, we will explore with the teachers how PBL lesson plans are structured using a variety of innovative teaching strategies that will inspire their creativity and motivation. We will dive into all the stages of PBL, from how to spark curiosity and engage students in developing problems or questions to how to assess them and engage them in collaborating. We will delve into this student-centered approach in depth to conduct real, experiential, collaborative, efficient lesson plans through meaningful learning. From our learning-by-doing experiences, we will construct our own projects from scratch. Our goal is to make the classrooms an even more pleasant, inspiring place and in order to achieve this, we will literally play around, investigate and evaluate our own roles as educators. In the end, PBL is all about fostering a contagious and creative environment among students and teachers.

“Diving into Project-Based Learning” Course at a glance

  • Acquiring resources to build successful PBL lesson plans

  • Providing communicative and collaborative techniques

  • Implementing assessing tools.

  • Using experiential learning.

  • Creating your own list of ideas for projects.

  • Develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative abilities.

  • Getting free, easy, ready-to-use resources.

  • Gaining efficiency as a teacher.

  • Using a more student-centered approach.

  • Generating an empowering atmosphere.

  • Engage, motivate, and build self-confidence in students.


Your Trainer

María Hernández

I am a fully qualified translator with two masters in teaching and twelve year experience in the field. I’ve taught all levels around the world, from primary school to adult education, in both public and private schools. I’ve also trained and performed as a dancer and actress, and I have qualified as a dance and movement and theatre therapy. Teaching, dancing and theatre are my passions, and I keep feeding my curiosity by learning new things.

Daily Program:

Getting to the thriving question or problem

Understanding the keys to a collaborative environment
Grounding some terminology – PBL vs projects
The Ah-ha! moment, the thriving question
Ways to approach & steps in PBL – Project scaffolding
Inquiring as a teaching strategy
Working on self reflection and observation

Objectives, roles, communication, inclusion

Setting the objectives
Share with the big group
How to set the roles?
PBL vs. Traditional Learning
1 – 2 – 4 strategy
Discussion and self reflection as daily tools

Task planning & time organisation

Share with the big group
New content introduction
Analyses, synthesis, discussion, problem resolution, decision-making.
Gamification as a tool
The role of the teacher
Three step interview
Group discussion and self-reflection


Benefits & challenges of PBL
Room for improvement – Share with the big group
Assessment tools
Creating assessment tools
Using assessment tools
The role of the student
Reciprocal teaching
Group discussion and self-reflection

Public presentation – Closing session

Public presentation
New ideas to implement in your daily practice
Final project evaluation & discussion
What happens next?
Final questions
Feedback session, testimonials, certificates

Leisure Time Activities

Participants are offered many free leisure activities in the afternoon, including:

A visit to the botanical garden

Beach volleybal

Surf trial lesson
*paid activity

Salsa lesson

Yoga session

On the weekend we can organise:

Loro Parque

A visit to Loro Parque, the world’s Nº 1 zoo


A fun day at Siam Park – the water kingdom of Europe


A travel day to the neighbouring island La Gomera, the hippie paradise


A hiking trip to magic Masca valley


An excursion to the Nº 1 destination of the Canary Islands: the Teide National Park


This course will help you use project-based learning in your teaching methods! Your students will become more engaged in their learning, as well as motivated and creative. In this way, you’ll provide them with valuable skills for their future, such as problem solving and critical thinking.