Implementing the project

Implementing project-based learning (PBL) may require some shifts in practice, depending on what your current classroom practice looks like.

How do I implement project-based learning?

The elements introduced in this section are designed to guide you through this process. It is important to remember that you may not implement all these elements in the way described when you first introduce PBL.

As you progress through your own PBL journey, you may find yourself relinquishing more choice and autonomy to students which may lead you to utilise exciting and innovative strategies. Essentially, as this transition and transformation occurs, your current classroom will start to look very different.

PBL may sometimes feel less structured and, at other times, may appear very similar to your current practice. PBL aims to accomplish the same learning outcomes as teacher-centred learning but also aims to achieve more through authentic, relevant, real-world experiences and projects. Through developing learning dispositions and student-centred learning and teaching, teachers are challenged to think about the intent of their practice and what the most meaningful and effective ways are to engage students in their own learning.

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