On one of these days, your children might ask you to lend a hand in their school project. You might have witnessed them dedicating extra time over the weekend to do rigorous research on the Internet, interviewing people or even visiting a few locations. Parents might feel that school projects create a lot of hassle, but they have more benefits that you might not have thought of.

Gone are the days of passive, one-way teaching that only breeds passivity. Schools are now embracing Project-based learning (PBL), which is a powerful learning strategy for students that improves and aids their academic performance, as well as, most importantly, their soft skills.

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects. PBL enhances class interactivity in the way that it drives and engages students to become active lifelong learners. The hands-on nature of the method empowers students to become critical thinkers, collaborators, leaders, problem solvers, and creative individuals of tomorrow.

Here are at least 6 benefits of Project-Based Learning for your children:

  1. Advocates student-centered learning by focusing on student’s strengths & caters to each student’s learning style
  2. Develops student’s critical thinking and research skills
  3. Promotes integration of subjects
  4. Boosts social & communication skills
  5. Allows students to delve into their personal interests
  6. Encourages students to be problem solvers

At Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH), Project-Based Learning is applied across all levels from Kindergarten to High School. The school adopts two internationally acclaimed academic programs, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International, and implement them in an interactive way.

Students of SPH are no strangers to school projects. The process helps them to open their minds and be exposed to the real world, tune in with current affairs, and truly strive to make a positive contribution to society.

As a leading Christian international school, Christian values and Biblical studies are both pivotal in students’ learning. These values are built into our project-based learning in majority of project assignments. This is a way that every child’s character is built fundamentally from a faith perspective where faith-guided education programs will raise young men and women who are prepared to step out into the world ready to make a difference through whatever they do.

Learn more about Sekolah Pelita Harapan in the upcoming Open Day on 4 December 2021. Explore our campus, meet our passionate educators, and experience the tailored sessions that we have prepared for you and your child.

Limited seats available with strict COVID-19 health protocols. Book your seat today: sph.edu/openday