Project-based Learning (PBL) is a pedagogical method that fits in with GRACE’s emphasis on Open Learning. In PBL, students are asked an interesting, open-ended question and then given time to answer it. The question prompts them to learn part of the curriculum as well as create a product. In most cases, these products are exhibited, whether the exhibit is at school or off campus.
Why do PBL?
- What the Heck is Project-Based Learning? (2015)
- Design Thinking and PBL (2016)
- Project-Based Learning: Start Here
How does PBL work?
- Edutopia’s Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (2016)
- 8 Basic Steps of Project-Based Learning to Get You Started (2016)
- Work That Matters: The Teacher’s Guide to Project-Based Learning (ebook, 2012, use free trial to access)
- What Happens When Students Don’t Want to Choose? (2016)
Evaluating and Grading in PBL
- Evaluation with Project-Based Learning (2016)
- PBL Pilot: Matching PBL with Traditional Grading (2015)
- Assessment in Making (2016)