Project Based Learning
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Project-based learning , or PBL, is a collaborative education style facilitated by teachers, aimed at increasing student's retention of content in a way that is directly engaging, through projects applicable to life outside of the classroom. [ 1 ] Project Based Learning was promoted by the Buck Institute for Education in the late 1990s, in response to school reform efforts of that time. [ 2 ] Project-based learning is an instructional method that provides students with complex tasks based on challenging questions or problems that involve the students' problem solving, decision making, investigative skills, and reflection that includes teacher facilitation, but not direction.
Home » About BIE » What is PBL? In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations.
Several months ago, we locked our programmers away in a secret laboratory with a single, all-consuming directive: find a better way for wiki members to do independent classroom group work. We’re calling this new feature Projects .
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