In this session, colleagues will be encouraged to consider the benefits of young people engaging with research projects across Key Stages 3–5, and how research projects have the potential to stimulate thinking beyond the taught curriculum to enrich learning experiences. We identify how project qualifications provide young people with opportunities to take part in passion projects that develop critical thinking and self-efficacy. A research culture in schools, at its most effective, is inclusive for both staff and students, where an appreciation of supervisory dialogue and the learning process is fundamental in achieving successful outcomes. Here, we refer to project-based learning as supporting the recovery curriculum and the Good Career Guidance outlined in the Gatsby Framework.
Our discussion values the opportunities that project-based tasks offer, where the holistic development of students is prioritised through providing networking possibilities to grow in confidence and capabilities. Pearson Future Ready The handout for this session is available by clicking the handout icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the video player.