Development of language, thinking and adaptation in educational settings

Isabel Núñez Vázquez and Rafael Crismán-Pérez

In the educational scenario, Project-Based Learning appears as the main teaching method addressed to develop active learners by developing symbolic learning and critical thinking by adapting students to the current challenges of society. This adaptation supposes to develop many cognitive processes that influence on the development of language and thinking which are considering 21st century skills. PBL is a methodology which its main characteristics turn around the use of quite demanding social topics prompting active symbolic processes. In order to engage and motivate students from a PBL, it is necessary to take students as the centre of learning through their active participation.

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