What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

Posted: 23/09/2015 by broadyesl in project-based learning

And what makes it different from doing projects???  Find your answer in http://www.edutopia.org/blog/what-heck-project-based-learning-heather-wolpert-gawron?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=092315%20enews%20pbl%20ngm%20B&utm_content=&utm_term=fea1hed&spMailingID=12381094&spUserID=Mjg5OTU4NjQ2MzkS1&spJobID=620819317&spReportId=NjIwODE5MzE3S0

Here is a short excerpt ( I edited the bold font):

PBL is the ongoing act of learning about different subjects simultaneously. This is achieved by guiding students to identify, through research, a real-world problem (local to global) developing its solution using evidence to support the claim, and presenting the solution through a multimedia approach based in a set of 21st-century tools.

Kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other. They don’t just take a test or produce a product at the end to show their learning.

Project-based learning typically is grounded in the following elements:

  • Role-playing
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Blended writing genres
  • Multiple reading genres
  • Authentic assessments
  • Authentic audiences
  • Real-world expertise brought into the classroom
  • Units that assess multiple skills
  • Units that require research and comprehension of multiple subjects
  • Student choice
  • Collaboration
  • Multiple methods of communication (writing, oral speaking, visual presentations, publishing, etc.)
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