Claida Doychinova, PhD student
Episkop Konstantin Preslavski Shumen University
Abstract. Project-based learning (PBL) is a comprehensive strategy for activating students‘ cognitive potential. This opens up great opportunities for a personally motivated and constructive process of learning. Project work is an interactive strategy for implementing the connection between students‘ theoretical knowledge and practical activity, for linking education to their real life and cognitive experience, for realizing meaningful socialization and for orienting them in the existing informative environment as necessary competences of the modern personality. The article presents the results of the application of project-based training as a model for substantive and technological integration in environmental education, which is in the intersected field of formal and non-formal education. The model was fulfilled with the participation of 7th grade students of Tzvetan Spasov Elementary School and Lazar Stanev Primary School – Pleven, who attend extracurricular activities at the Center for Personal Development Support – Center for Student, Technical and Scientific creativity.
Keywords: integration; project-based training; non-formal education