The Bridge 21 programme is designed to incorporate the following components:
• Technology mediated
• Project based
• Cross- curricular
Through these components the model allows for creativity, problem-solving, peer-learning and collaboration- all essential skills, for thriving in the 21st Century.
Teamwork comprises a large part of the model. It can have a positive impact on academic progress, pupil behavior and relationships between teachers and pupils and between the pupils themselves.
Collaborative sharing of ICT resources within each team is actively encouraged.
Each team is given access to enough equipment to enable sharing and collaboration while avoiding the individualization of workstations, helping to build team interdependence and peer learning.
A structured project based approach to learning is enabled. Teams are presented with challenging projects, often involving technology, and given a deadline. Through the project cycle, the team is supported with mentors to help them reach the deadline and encourage reflection on the learning process.
Projects work across the curriculum. Whether Maths or music, English or art, the group model of learning can be adapted to meet content needs.
Within the space, mentors and teachers become guides and facilitators, learning alongside the pupils.