Project-based learning allows students to take charge of their learning by creating authentic representations of their learning. Project-based learning should be linked to real life scenarios, which helps students find purpose and motivation during the learning process.
- be well organized, scheduled
- promote teamwork
- framed around essential questions
- provide multiple opportunities for varied assessments
- focus on skills driven approaches to teaching and learning
Give students a real life problem to solve (Essential Question), set some parameters, and watch the magic happen! While I have only just begun to dig into this fabulous way of teaching, I have found it to be quite effective thus far. Centering my units around PBL will help enhance student engagement and achievement. I can't help but think of the famous quote by Confucius, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
Here are some resources that have helped me get started with PBL: