What is Project-Based Learning?


Let’s look at the components


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ContentCompelling IdeasProblems presented in their full complexity
Students discover interdisciplinary connections between ideas
Students struggle with ambiguity, complexity, and unpredictabilityReal-world situations which engage students’ interest
Conditionsstudent autonomy
Students simulate the professional work of the scholar, researcher, engineer, reporter, planner, manager, and other practitioners.
Students take part in a community of inquiry and pursue work in a social context.
Students direct their own work and take control over their own learning.
Students are called upon to exhibit task/time management behaviors both individually and as part of the group.Students simulate the professional work of the scholar, researcher, engineer, reporter, planner, manager, and other practitioners.
Activitiesinvestigative / engaging
Students conduct multi-faceted investigations for extended periods of time.
Students encounter obstacles, seek resources, and solve problems in response to an overall challenge.
Students use authentic tools.
Students get feedback about the worth of their ideas.
ResultsReal World Results
Students generate complex intellectual products that demonstrate their learning.
Students participate in their own assessment.
Students are held accountable for their work and actively choose how they will demonstrate learning.
Students exhibit growth in frequently neglected areas important for real-world competence.


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Four Reasons to Use Project Based Learning in your Class
          • In depth focus on central ideas and salient issues
          • Search for answers and solve problems
          • Collaboration and self-directed learning
          • Develop and integrate skills into lifelong learning habits

Tell me and I'll forget.
Show me, and I may not remember.
Involve me, and I'll understand.


Great Resource Websites for Project Based

Edutopia Project-Based


RubiStar - Rubric Maker


PBL Checklists