Project-based learning (PBL) in the 21st century involves much more than merely planning a class project. In fact, projects have always been a component of many units of instruction in traditional teaching. In contrast, proponents of PBL today argue that true project-based learning involves basing all of the instruction on team or individual student activities that are student-selected, real-world projects, independent of instructional unit planning or individual whole-group lesson plans that drive the curriculum.
from: Bender, William N. 20 Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement. Learning Sciences International, 2017.
This text contains 25 Project-Based Learning (PBL) lessons written by a combination of undergraduate preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and graduate students. Everyone who wrote a chapter strives to improve STEM education to help others implement standards-based STEM instruction that takes learning in isolation to greater accountability through integrated and meaningful tasks that answer the question every teacher dreads: When am I going to use this?
In Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning, authors Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginevri provide a “two-in-one” guide for educators and project management professionals, demonstrating how the two fields can work together. By teaming up to enrich the experience of students, both educators and project management professionals can continue to develop their own skills and better meet the challenges they face in our ever-changing world.
The purpose of the study was to explore what project-based learning is, what are the pedagogical or psychological motives supporting it, how it has been implemented and what impact it has had on learning in post-secondary education.
Examples of effective project-based learning from the ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,) a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents more than 114,000 educators from more than 127 countries, including 67 affiliate organizations.