Academics

Project-Based Learning

Project-based (PBL) learning is a unique method in which the students learn the core concepts and skills in a classroom environment. Then the students identify a real-world problem and develop its solution. Students gain knowledge and skills by working for a longer period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging or complex question, problem or challenge.

Guide your students to identify, through research, a real-world problem of which they have to develop a solution using evidence to support the claim. They have to present their project that implements the solution using the latest technology and tools along with the basic concepts they learned in the classroom.

Students show what they learn as they go through the unit, interact with the lessons, collaborate with each other and assess themselves and each other. The unique method of teaching allows students to really put their academic concepts into practice and apply them to real-world scenarios.

Why use project-based learning?

Project-based learning is not something new, but it is a different way of thinking and learning about concepts and applying tools to real-world scenarios. The traditional way of teaching is teaching with disconnected lessons. Daily lessons that teach a skill which fits into a unit based on a topic or a theme. But, each lesson works independently and doesn’t connect other units in a learning story.
The basic idea behind project-based learning is to connect everything to each other. Aside from that there are other benefits that come with PBL:

1. PBL provides opportunities for students to use technology

Most students are using technology and applications almost every day. They are familiar with and enjoy using a variety of technology tools. As it happens, technology tools can be a perfect fit with project-based learning. With those tools and applications, teachers and students can find the right resources, information, create products and collaborate more effectively. They can even reach out to communities, experts and partners.​

2. PBL promotes lifelong learning

Because technology is present, its use enables students, teachers and administrators to reach out beyond the school building. PBL also teaches students to take control of their learning, the first step as a lifelong learner.

3. PBL connects students and schools with the real world

Project-based learning enables students to solve problems and address issues important to them, their communities, and the world. Through PBL, students learn how to interact with adults and organizations. They are exposed to real workplaces and jobs so they will develop career interests. Even parents and other partners can be involved in certain projects.

4. PBL lends itself to formative and authentic assessment

Formative assessment allows us to systematically document a student’s progress and development. Authentic assessment focuses on deep learning, asking thorough questions.

5. PBL encourages students to be more engaged and to learn actively

The fact that students are working on a project that has to be the key of solving a problem, makes them more actively involved. A real project engages their mind and their hearts. It’s a real world relevance for learning.

6. PBL builds skills for college, career and life

Success in life requires more than knowledge and skills. With PBL, students learn how to take initiative, be responsible and build a good attitude. They learn to build their confidence, solve problems, work in teams, and communicate ideas.

7. PBL encourages imagination and creativity

When you need to solve a problem, you have to be inventive and creative. PBL often asks to solve world class problems, so thinking out of the box is necessary. Because there are no real guidelines, visual design, drawing, and creating are very important elements within project based learning.

Mission

Hafiz Samiullah Quran Institute aims to develop practicing Muslim leaders who are lifelong learners that serve their diverse community and global society as respectful citizens.

Vision

Hafiz Samiullah Quran Institute is a model educational institution that produces generations of leaders to be successful in this life and the hereafter.

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