Project Based Learning

PBL uses projects as a focus for inquiry-based learning.

It is the learning process that is evaluated—not the end product.

Powerful PBL fosters deeper learning.

Connection

Powerful PBL fosters deeper learning. PBL connects and engages students to the adult world and authentic reasons for learning.

Student-centered

PBL shifts the focus of instruction from teacher-driven to student-centred. Classroom activities could sometimes resemble traditional teaching strategies (such as direct instruction, teacher lecture, or conventional quizzes and tests), but PBL moves the learning paradigm to that of a process, not an end result.

Engagement

PBL requires students to be active participants in their learning and develop important skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Academic Rigour

PBL addresses key learning standards from the curriculum and helps students develop habits of mind associated with academic and professional disciplines. PBL offers a level of academic rigor that challenges students to fully engage their minds by mastering content standards and using professional-level thinking skills.

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