Summer Courses in London & Project-Based Learning

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Date of Publication: 30 December 2017

When reading about our new courses in London, you may have read about the project-based learning that will take place. You may have some questions about the course. What is the definition of project-based learning? What skills can you expect to improve during a summer course in London? How is a project-based learning approach beneficial?

 

What is project-based learning?

Project-based learning revolves around the concept that students are able to learn more when actively solving a dynamic real-world problem using their knowledge. Going beyond developing your academic knowledge, our programme in London will challenge you to work as a team to solve a real-world challenge. The challenge posed will be based on your chosen field of academic study. For example, if you are planning on studying medicine, your challenge may be to solve a health epidemic. If you are planning to study engineering, your challenge may be how to solve infrastructure issues for a growing city.

By working in small groups, you will improve your teamwork skills and the ability to work collaboratively. While learning more about your topic, the project-based learning approach develops your skills as a leader and problem solver. According to a study by the University of Purdue, project-based learning is, “superior when it comes to long-term retention, skill development and satisfaction of students and teachers.”

You will see first-hand how these real-world problems are solved by industry experts. Our courses will feature talks from industry experts. You will also have the opportunity to visit companies where people are working to solve these real-live challenges. This course connects how academic concepts are applied to real-world issues. At the end of your course, you and your team will present your solution to industry experts from your subject area. You’ll receive constructive feedback to improve your solution and process.

 

What subjects are on offer in London?

For 2020, we are running courses for two separate age groups: 15-17 years and 18-24 year-olds. For our students aged 15-17, the following subjects are available to choose from:

And for our 18-24 year-old students, we are offering the following subjects:

Interested in studying in London? Why not learn more about what makes London such a fantastic place to study? Or contact us to speak to an advisor for more information.

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