Project Based Learning
Project-based Learning (PBL) is an approach to learning focusing on solving a problem by developing a product or creation. “Making” creates evidence of learning.
What is a project?
As defined by educators:
Students’ in-depth investigations of various curricular topics which involve solving a problem through the creation of an artifact.
Why do students need PBL?
- They are entering an increasingly globalized world.
- They must be good collaborators and communicators.
- Their work environment requires students to be responsible and good self-managers.
- They need to have good teamwork skills.
The value of Project Based Learning:
- Students learn content as well or better using PBL than with traditional instruction.
- Students remember what they have learned longer and are better able to use what they have learned.
- Project Based Learning accommodates students with varying learning styles.
- Projects can be short (a class period) or long (weeks)