Key elements of project-based learning
An overview of project-based learning
Project-based learning (PBL) is a dynamic, flexible pedagogy that may look different for every group of students in every classroom. The essential elements promote deeper learning, greater engagement and higher quality work.
These elements include:
- challenging problem or question
- sustained inquiry
- application of learning
- student voice and choice
- A public product for an authentic audience
- feedback loops of critique, reflection and refining of the product - including formative and summative assessment.
When PBL is effectively programmed and scaffolded, this can have a significant impact on your students and teaching practices.