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Project Based Learning



Methods to innovate the teaching-learning process
Silvia Lisbeth Chalí Cojtí
Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire transferable knowledge.
Why Project-Based Learning? We Live in a Project-Based World
For most modern workers, their careers will be marked by a series of projects rather than years of service to a specific organization. “Solving real-world issues that matter is important to us as adults—and it’s important to our students,” explain Lathram, Lenz, and Vander Ark in their ebook, Preparing Students for a Project-Based World.
Essential elements of Project Based Learning (PBL)
1. Focuses on a big and open-ended question, challenge, or problem for the student to research and respond to and/or solve.

2. Brings what students should academically know, understand, and be able to do into the equation.

3. Is inquiry-based, stimulates intrinsic curiosity, and generates questions as it helps students seek answers
Essential elements of Project Based Learning (PBL)
4. Uses 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, among others.7.

5. Builds student choice into the process.

6. Provides opportunities for feedback and revision of the plan and the project, just like in real life.
Essential elements of Project Based Learning (PBL)
7. Requires students to present their problems, research process, methods, and results, just as scientific research or real-world projects must stand before peer review and constructive criticism