What Is Project Based Learning?

A structure that transforms teaching from "teachers telling" to "students doing." More specifically, project-based learning can be defined as:

  • Engaging learning experiences that involve students in complex, real world projects through which they develop and apply skills and knowledge.
  • A strategy that recognizes that significant learning taps students' inherent drive to learn, capability to do work, and need to be taken seriously.
  • Learning in which curricular outcomes can be identified up-front, but in which the outcomes of the student's learning process are neither predetermined nor fully predictable.
  • Learning that requires students to draw from many information sources and disciplines in order to solve problems.
  • Experiences through which students learn to manage and allocate resources such as time and materials.