What is Project Based Learning?

Project Based Learning
or PBL is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom.
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What does it look like?
There are five design principles to Project Based Learning
  1. Begin with the end in mind.
  2. Craft the driving question.
  3. Plan the assessment.
  4. Map the project.
  5. Manage the process.
Click on the following link for downloadable project planning forms.
http://pbl-online.org/ProjectPlanning/PlanningForm.htm

For step by step videos for your grade level and subject navigate through the following link.
http://pbl-online.org/video/video2.htm

Why use project based learning?
  • PBL allows students an opportunity to participate in activities that they would encounter in the world outside the classroom.
  • PBL motivates students through choice and ownership of the project.
  • PBL is an opportunity for students to explore individual interests and strengths.
  • PBL allows students to apply skills of multiple intelligence.
  • PBL allows the teacher to incoporate various teaching and learning strategies.

Where can I get more information?
Information for this wiki was retrieved from the websites on this page. The following websites show examples and ideas for PBL.
http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/
http://eduspaces.com/tap/index.hem
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php