Key practices that support project-based learning

As you have read through and use the project-based learning (PBL) toolkit, you may well have found that a number of the practices you use in your classroom are also part of PBL, such as assessment, programming, evaluation and data analysis.

What are the key practices I will use as I implement project-based learning?

There are also some fundamental principles and practices that sit behind the effective implementation of PBL. A number of these practices mirror those practices in which students will be engaged and contribute to the development of a whole school culture and approach to learning. These include:

  • self-assessment and reflection
  • using protocols and strategies to gain feedback from colleagues to refine the work
  • engaging with the wider community in authentic and meaningful ways.

It is important to note that while the resources below are focused on the practices of teachers, they are also practices that students use in PBL and in other aspects of their learning:

Further reading and resources

AITSL Teacher Toolkit: Self-assessment and reflection

Community engagement through PBL

Tuning protocols (PDF 120KB) to gain feedback from colleagues. These protocols are aimed at teachers, however, could be easily adjusted to be used with students.

Using Gallery Walks for Revision and Reflection Buck Institute of Education (BIE) blog recorded from webinar explains the process of gallery walks.

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