In line with the 21st Century Learning age, Project-Based Learning is a form of pedagogy capable of inculcating creativity and critical thinking skills among primary school pupils. Project-Based Learning is rarely carried out for teaching History. The use of Project-Based Learning in History could potentially improve pupils’ Historical Thinking Skills ability. Historical Thinking Skills is essential to help develop the pupils’ cognitive and empathy values toward a certain topic in their History lessons. This concept paper will discuss the use of Project-Based Learning method to improve Historical Thinking Skills on the primary school level. This discussion will focus on the advantages, issues and challenges to use Project-Based Learning in the History subject. Additionally, this concept paper will also discuss previous researches related to the implementation of Project-Based Learning in teaching History. This discussion will hopefully be able to provide an alternative pedagogy for History teachers to improve the Historical Thinking Skills ability and expand the knowledge and values among the pupils.
Project-Based Learning, historical thinking skills, history education