Play Based and Project Based Learning

Project- Based Learning

Project-based learning or problem-based learning (PBL) is a teaching approach in which students gain knowledge and skills by working together for an extended period of time investigating and responding to a real-life complex question, problem, or challenge that is relevant to them and their lives.

Through PBL, teachers plan and support students to innovate and explore their interests, passions and strengths in intentional ways while making connections to real world contexts in their community and new opportunities. By ‘keeping it real’ students engage with the purpose of learning as well as the content, growing in self motivation and teamwork skills.

In 2020, Musselburgh School seniors are using PBL to address challenges in the future-focused Dunedin 2040 STEAM Project (STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths).


Play-Based Learning


At Musselburgh School we believe that children learn best in stimulating environments in which they feel confident and successful. Play at Musselburgh School offers endless opportunities for children to enjoy their learning while being supported and guided by our teachers to become confident, resilient and socially competent life-long learners.