Elaine thinks the best way for her students to learn is to let them apply their thinking to a real world problem or challenge.
“It’s more authentic because the things they’re investigating are tangible and current. They’re in the news or online and not just the stuff of school textbooks or a teacher’s imagination. I’ve seen a huge improvement in things like problem solving, research and collaboration.
“Because the real world experiences are tailored to the interests or learning styles of my students it becomes a fun challenge, not just another piece of school work.”
Planning for Project-Based Learning can be done in these five simple steps and is essential to personalized learning approaches: