What is Project Based Learning?

Over the years I have heard the phrase “project based learning” and have spoken with several teachers who have boasted about having a being project based learning (PBL) classroom. As I have had the opportunity to visit different learning environments it has become clear that there are some misconceptions about PBL. I do not claim to be an expert by any means, but I have done quite a bit of research on how to structure your classroom into one that lays a foundation for learning through inquiry and project based strategies that lead to authentic learning.

I have created a few infographics to share what I have learned so far about PBL. Feel free to download and share! The first image shares the origin of PBL and why it is an important style of learning that should be used in the 21st century classroom.

The second infographic is seven essential characteristics to have a successful project based classroom.

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