We developed the UWC Mahindra Project Based Learning Certficiate (UWC Mahindra PBLC) to provide students with the most options to develop fully according to their learning styles and to challenge themselves in authentic ways as they prepare for a new and interesting world.
UWC Mahindra Project Based Learning Certificate is undertaken by the most exceptional students who wish to go beyond the demands of our rigorous IB Diploma Programm. It designed to help students meet the demands of the 21st century, while utilising all the resources available to them in today’s world, through project based learning, and in the spirit of the United World Colleges Guiding Principles and Educational Model.
The UWC Guiding Principles recognize that “each individual possesses unique talents and abilities” and colleges are required to offer “programmes which enable students to fulfil their potential.” UWC education strives for “the balanced development of the whole person” in ways that go beyond merely the academic dimension. In particular colleges must enshrine basics such as “international and intercultural understanding”, “compassion and service”, and “respect for the environment” and engage in “reflective dialogue on global issues”.
The need to prepare our students for the demands of the 21st century and in recognition of the goals of the UWC guiding principles, UWC Mahindra College is offering this learning extension opportunity focused on project based and experiential learning. UWC Mahindra PBLC will give students an option to develop through a process of self-constructed and professionally supported learning centred around the design, development, and execution of a personally meaningful research project. Success in the project will require broad understanding of many disciplines and mastery of research, analysis and presentation.
Each UWC Mahindra PBLC student is supported by educators, researchers and industry professionals who are leaders in their field, throughout the entire programme. These mentors are always available as a resource for students as they move through the project management lifecycle. We are excited to be the first in the world to offer such an innovative curriculum and we are ready to support students who are willing to give themselves a new academic challenge.
(Note: the UWC Mahindra College Project Based Learning Certificate is an evolution from the Project Based Diploma. The Diploma is no longer offered as an alternative to the IB Diploma. Students can now choose to do the Project Based Learning Certificate as an extension of experiential learning beyond the IB Diploma. Learn more about the origin of our Project Based Learning curriculum through our Project Based Diploma Video | Brochure)