Key to project is integrative aspect
Strongly rooted in a pedagogy of active learning, the Integrative Project Program invites Secondary V students in the Province of Québec to spend an entire school year realizing a personal project of their choosing. These projects, which are both stimulating and imaginative, require students to integrate their prior learning and competencies in order to shape, direct, and give meaning to their projects. Students learn how to adapt and transfer their prior learning and give it meaning in a new context.
The aim of the learning integration process associated with the realization of a project is to render students’ prior learning explicit by asking them to name what they know, how they know it, and the role this learning will play in their projects.