Project Based Learning
PBL is Discovery Learning
What is project based learning?
How is PBL different from traditional projects?
-The students make most of the choices during the project within the pre-approved guidelines. The teacher is often surprised and even delighted with the students’ choices.
-Is based upon Driving Questions that encompass every aspect of the learning that will occur and establishes the need to know.
-Is relevant to students’ lives or future lives and is how students do their real learning.
A Traditional Project is...
-The students do not have many opportunities to make choices at any point in the project.
-Are closed to creativity and experimentation: every project has the same goal.
-Are not particularly relevant to students' lives and do not solve real-world problems.