Students benefit from different instructional
strategies. See five keys to rigorous project-based
Project-based learning classrooms are places where a
constructivist approach to learning assists students in gaining a
deeper understanding of materials through process-oriented
engagement in investigation of real, meaningful problems.
Through project-based learning, students:
- respond to a driving question
- explore the question in situated, authentic inquiry
- problem solve collaboratively
- are scaffolded to extend their learning ability
- create a tangible product in response to the driving
Problem-based learning classrooms are places where...
- communication skills
- prior knowledge
- metacognitive skills
- lifelong learning skills, and content knowledge
...are practiced by focusing on problems prior to or,
more often, in lieu of explicit instruction.