Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.
- When project-based learning doesn’t work out as planned, students can still master content—and teachers can learn something too.
- Learning by doing—through project-based learning or role plays based on the news, for example—can boost student engagement.
- A state Teacher of the Year used project-based learning to push her students to think critically and apply their learning in math.
- Assignments that are bigger than a lesson and smaller than a unit are a good way to experiment with inquiry-based learning.
- Students take responsibility for their learning and develop solutions for complex problems when their research paper becomes a PBL unit.
- Physics students assume the role of aerospace engineers to explore the real-world problem of how to land a rover on Mars.
- Brief daily meetings give students working in groups the structure to hold each other accountable on long-term projects.
- Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
- A handful of tips to help teachers ease into PBL without getting overwhelmed.
- Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
- A school-based professional learning community (PLC) is well structured to enhance all aspects of project-based learning.
- A project-based learning unit that left students feeling unenthusiastic had valuable lessons for the teachers who prepared it.
- Reflecting on learning and student voice and choice are core elements of project-based learning, and they’re also key to differentiation.
- A school district uses monthly missions in its design studios to increase student and teacher engagement and foster self-directed learning.
- Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning in high-poverty communities can produce statistically significant gains in social studies and informational reading.