Projects are explained inter alia as “a piece of work that is organized carefully and designed to achieve a particular aim” (Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 1995:926). The modern workplace demands proficiency in team efforts that involve communication, planning, management, and social skills. By engaging in projects that are meaningful in learning how to interact and communicate with others in worthwhile tasks, students learn skills and knowledge with higher transfer both to community and work settings (Kearsly and Schneiderman, 2001).

The foundation of Project Oriented Learning (POL) is communication between group members, tutors and the community. This paper will present the results of a case study where POL was used to communicate issues related to water and sanitation (environmental sciences) to the Soshanguve community.

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Project oriented learning (pol) as a comunication tool of environmental sciences in the community of sohanguve – a case study

Verena Meyer   Technikon Northern Gauteng, Department Chemistry

Projects are explained inter alia as “a piece of work that is organized carefully and designed to achieve a particular aim” (Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 1995:926). The modern workplace demands proficiency in team efforts that involve communication, planning, management, and social skills. By engaging in projects that are meaningful in learning how to interact and communicate with others in worthwhile tasks, students learn skills and knowledge with higher transfer both to community and work settings (Kearsly and Schneiderman, 2001).

The foundation of Project Oriented Learning (POL) is communication between group members, tutors and the community. This paper will present the results of a case study where POL was used to communicate issues related to water and sanitation (environmental sciences) to the Soshanguve community.

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