Tests and quizzes are still the dominant factors behind students either passing or failing in Iraqi educational institutions. However, twenty-first-century education requires more practical and creative education methodologies to engage students more by doing and practicing what students are learning. Classes are no longer the traditional walls or the so-called ‘prison’ that confine students and their creativity, but a place where students to learn effectively need to be connected to the global world to which its sinews have tied every class to the global market and global society. Hence, Project-Based-Learning (PBL) as an approach can be a crucial opportunity to aid Iraqi educational institutions, which is one of the fundamental cornerstones of twenty-first-century education. It is worth mentioning that its implementation is not without challenges. Therefore, this approach will be discussed as an opportunity and its challenges will be highlighted based on a survey that has been conducted at Komar University of Science and Technology. As a result, the body of the data concludes that Iraqi educational institutions neglect PBL, and as a consequence, Iraqi students cannot be creative and practical when they are admitted to the university or college studies.

Author: Karzan Aziz Mahmood

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0008
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
  • Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada