Project-Based Learning Reflection Entrepreneurship Key Competences Lifelong Learning Teaching IT
University Press "Paisii Hilendarski", Plovdiv
This work presents a model for development of project proposals by students as an approach to teaching information technology while promoting entrepreneurship and reflection. In teams of 3 to 5 participants, students elaborate a project proposal on a topic they have negotiated with each other and with the teacher. The project domain is related to the practical application of state-of-theart information technology in areas of substantial public interest or of immediate interest to the participants. This gives them ample opportunities for reflection not only on technical but also on social, economic, environmental and other
dimensions of information technology. This approach has long been used with
students of different years and programs of study at the Faculty of Mathematics
and Informatics, Plovdiv University “Paisiy Hilendarski”. It has been found to develop all eight key competences for lifelong learning set forth in the Reference Framework and procedural skills required in real life.