Project Based Learning

How new trends reflect the liberal arts

What is it?

Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

What is the connection to Liberal Arts?

  • project work makes school more like real life and the purpose of the Liberal Arts is prepare students to contribute to society
  • encourages inquiry, critical thinking, and learning through questioning which is applied in all seven areas of the Liberal Arts
  • students are given choices in both the content and activities that comprise their learning which demostrates a democratic learning environment
  • required self direction by the students necessitates the formation of personal goals which promotes self awareness


"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself"

John Dewey