"Gold standard" PBL
Using project-based learning as our main teaching approach, Our Team of Teachers provide opportunity for discovery and learning; encourage active exploration and investigation; guide and facility growth.
In order to assess the quality and effectiveness of our projects, we implement the “Gold Standard”.
The “Gold Standard” is a comprehensive, research-informed model for PBL to help teachers, schools and organizations measure, calibrate and improve their practice.
7 project design elements
Twenty first century skills
Congruent with our PBL approach, we challenge students to solve real world problems which are aligned to their academic standards by studying the 4 Cs, also known as 21st century skills.
Beginning in third grade, students in Journey School of Costa Rica’s Elements program study the 4 Cs are and how to apply those skills to projects, thinking and in everything they pursue.
While we can’t predict what future economies hold for the next generation, Journey School of Costa Rica’s 4 Cs class aims to sharpen the skills necessary to become confident, assertive and articulate.