Purposeful Project Based Learning Workshop(PPBLw)

Provider: Enliven Education
£325.00 (no VAT on this item) for a short workshop
£720.00 (no VAT on this item) for a full day's training
£480.00 (no VAT on this item) for half a day's training


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Description A short talk followed by workshop activities introducing ideas about how to raise achievement and motivation with the new primary curriculum through cross curricular and real world learning.
Duration 1.5 hours to a full day

Enliven Education's website

Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, KS1, KS2, Management, Teaching staff, Cross-curricular Themes, Behaviour for Learning, In school, After-school meetings, Collaborative Learning, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

You will learn

  • How to meet school and statutory requirements whilst offering a more engaging curriculum
  • How a more authentic approach to learning builds better behaviour and higher achievement
  • How to create learning opportunities that build character for successful 21st Century learning
  • How to design meaningful contexts for mastery learning and higher order thinking skills
Evidence underpinning this approach

This workshop draws on more than 20 years of teaching practice as well as a weatlh of research and educational literature supporting a more creative and dynamic approach to teaching. Testimonials from teachers who have completed similar training are available from the provider's website.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Participants are asked to give written feedback after the workshop.  Follow up discussion is used to ascertain the longer term value of the workshop.  

Follow-up activities and support

Extended development is encouraged and supported where possible.


In the 1930’s Henry Ford revolutionised the manufacture of cars with his innovative and efficient assembly lines. Over the last few decades education has undergone a similar process of ‘modernisation.  We have seen the building of a National Curriculum packed with skills and knowledge and weekly timetables divided up to accommodate disconnected chunks of learning.  Despite the best of intentions, many students still fail to achieve what they are capable of and many teachers are growing tired of an overly mechanistic approach to learning.

We look at how a project based approach to learning offers richer opportunities for engaging lively minds whilst still meeting school and statutory requirements. We explore ways of allowing a group's innate curiosity to shape a project from initial questions through to diverse imaginative outcomes.  We look at how the real world can be used as inspiration for motivating students to work with high levels of independence and to achieve highly sophisticated results.

The workshop begins with a short talk to inspire ideas for future development.  Discussion is then facilitated to begin the conversation about how new ideas might be applied to teachers' current practice.

The workshop is facilitated by former Headteacher and founder of Enliven Education Lizzie Overton.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.