The world a 21st century student is living in has changed dramatically in only one generation. However, our methods are not very different. Even though schools have introduced innovative methods such as CLIL methodology and new tools such as tablets, we firmly believe that we need to go further.

We have changed the tools that students use, but if we want to help students improve their results and tackle problems such as school drop-outs, we also need to drastically change our teaching approach. As long as we keep doing the same things despite having different tools, we will encounter the same difficulties. Students need to take a more active role in their learning process and apply their knowledge to solve problems in the real world. In other words, we need to apply Project Based Learning (PBL) methodology.

We believe that this new approach will have a positive effect on our students, stimulating and motivating them and, consequently, improving their academic results and reducing school drop-outs. In order to implement this methodology, it is imperative we apply for this project, together with the other schools from Denmark, Portugal, Italy and Finland. As a result, we intend to put PBL into practice and learn from each other as we advance.The world a 21st century student is living in has changed dramatically in only one generation. However, our methods are not very different. Even though schools have introduced innovative methods such as CLIL methodology and new tools such as tablets, we firmly believe that we need to go further.