The experience of thousands of teachers across all grade levels and subject areas, backed by research, confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career, and civic life. Here are some of its key advantages.
Students active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds and provides real-world relevance for learning.
Students understand content more deeply, remember what they learn and understand how it can be applied to new situations.
Develops critical skills
Students learn to take initiative and responsibility, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively.
Makes teaching more rewarding
Projects allow teachers to work more closely with active, engaged students doing high-quality, meaningful work, and to discover the joy of learning alongside their students.
Connects with real world
Projects provide students with empowering opportunities to make a difference by solving real problems and addressing real issues.
Uses technology constructively
Technology is leveraged to find resources, create products and to connect with experts around the world.
Courtesy: Buck Institute of Education