Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges.
With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying. 1
Confucius and Aristotle were early proponents of learning by doing. Socrates modeled how to learn through questioning, inquiry, and critical thinking -- all strategies that remain very relevant in today's PBL classrooms.1
Did you know PBL students remember learned content for longer periods of time?
Did you know PBL students view themselves as better prepared in problem solving and perform better in tasks that emphasize understanding and application of knowledge? 1
"Inquiry-driven & project-based learning makes sense for today's learners because it gives them the opportunity to connect the work they do in school with the larger world around them.
We must stop saying that school is "preparation for real life" & acknowledge that school is real life for the kids while they are in it. Project-based learning allows that to happen in powerful, meaningful ways."
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, in Philadelphia.1