Project Based Learning

WHAT IS PROJECT BASED LEARNING?

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students:

  • Engage in a rigorous, extended process of inquiry focused on complex, authentic questions and problems.
  • Work as independently from the teacher as possible, and have some degree of "voice and choice."
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of academic knowledge and skills.
  • Build 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.
  • Create high-quality products and performances which are presented to a public audience.

 

EXAMPLE of Project Based Learning

An interdisciplinary unit on the Renaissance in which students build a model of a machine based on a Da Vinci drawing, write and present a report on a famous artist, and perform a costumed drama about a historical event is not necessarily PBL. These activities could be part of a PBL unit if together they help students develop and present an answer to a central question such as "Was the Renaissance just a rebirth, or a whole new baby?" In this case, the unit was "activity based" but did not require rigorous inquiry into a central question.

PBL is not: a string of activities tied together under a theme, concept, time period, culture or geographic area, etc.

PBL is: a set of learning experiences and tasks that guide students in inquiry toward answering a central question, solving a problem, or meeting a challenge.

EDMODO

We use EDMODO as an online collaborative environment to disseminate Project Based Learning.

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