This is the interview recorded by Sound Story Telling in which I share what I believe is the potential for build projects beyond schools and education
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment
Build projects offer real opportunities for teaching and learning. The chance to exercise a ‘hands-on’ approach to problem solving, challenges participants to think and work in a holistic manner, utilising a broad range of intellectual and physical skills.
The question remains…..what makes a good build project?
Studies comparing learning outcomes for students taught via project-based learning versus traditional instruction show that when implemented well, PBL increases long-term retention of content, helps students perform as well as or better than traditional learners in high-stakes tests, improves problem-solving and collaboration skills, and improves students' attitudes towards learning
-Strobel & van Barneveld, 2009; Walker & Leary, 2009
The basis of any training course is leaving people empowered, enthused and up-skilled. This podcast illustrates the four main routes used to take nervous participants into confidence and leaving them with a greater sense of self-efficacy. Whilst this weekend was about Rustic Sculpture this approach is at the base of all ‘hands-on’ education and training at Stephen Mackay Ltd.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning