How can the classroom become a place where today’s learners become the citizens and leaders of tomorrow? For more than fifty years, Project Zero has pioneered research that examines key facets of human potential such as intelligence and creativity, asking how educators and schools can design learning experiences that are engaging and exciting for all learners.
From July 20 to 24, 2020, Project Zero will host its annual week-long institute, the Project Zero Classroom. In the company of PZ researchers and experienced educators from around the world, participants open up the questions at the heart of teaching and learning: What kinds of learning experiences and assessment practices will best prepare students for the demands of an unpredictable, ever-shifting future? How does understanding develop? How do we nurture critical and creative thinking? How do we ensure that all our students are learning?
During this five-day institute, you will take part in a variety of learning activities that demonstrate Project Zero principles and strategies for teaching and learning. Through stimulating presentations, experiential workshops, and small learning groups, you will reflect on your current teaching and assessment practices and develop new approaches to planning and instruction that respond to the diverse ways in which your students engage and learn.
The program explores fundamental educational questions, such as:
- What does it mean to understand? How does understanding develop?
- What are the roles of reflection and assessment in learning?
- How can we nurture critical thinking and creativity?
- How can we design learning experiences for and with a variety of learners and contexts?