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TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & PROJECT!BASED LEARNING
S t. M atth e w’ s Pa ris h S ch ool
While tradi!onal school breaks learning down into various disciplines,
life is not so easily compartmentalized. Learning takes many forms and
involves the integra!on of a variety of disciplines, using language skills
to communicate, math to calculate, an ar!s!c eye to design, and a
scien!fic mind to hypothesize. Using a projectbased learning
approach, our students are required to apply these and many other
skills to solve a problem, build a model, or work through a series of
revisions on their way to finalizing an end product.
The Design Thinking model takes projectbased learning a step further
and views empathy as the center and mo!va!on for design.
Understanding the “client” in the design process allows for greater
clarity and understanding when trying to solve a problem. Design
Thinking incorporates the itera!ve process, embracing failure as a
valuable step along the way to success. The ability to learn through
failure, to iterate and persevere are essen!al skills for today’s student.
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