Project-Based Learning

Curious to know more about Project-Based Learning (PBL)?  Below you will find PBL resources that are available online:

1.  Edutopia (http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning)an initiative of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, it is “dedicated to transforming the learning process”, and does this via six core strategies – one of which is Project-Based Learning.  The PBL section is a goldmine, as it has text and multimedia resources that can help teachers who are just starting to learn about project-based learning.  Below is a sample video clip from the website, an introduction to PBL:

 

In another video, noted educational futurist David Thornburg describes his “holodeck” classroom — an environment that supports project-based learning — and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.

On the sidebar, resources are organized into two categories: “Popular” (A Short History, What Experts Say, Research Roundup, Introduction Video, How To Teach with PBL) and “Find More Resources” (Guide: Tips for Assessing PBL, Join the PBL Community, Model Schools).  Anyone can sign up on the PBL Community for free; here members can engage in conversation, post ideas and exchange notes with fellow PBL practitioners.

2.  “Work that matters: The teacher’s guide to project-based learning” – this concise PBL guide is a result of the partnership between High Tech High schools (San Diego, California, USA) and the Learning Futures Project (England) of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.  It has sections on sample projects, foundation knowledge on PBL, procedure on how to conduct a PBL activity, integration of PBL in the classroom.  The Appendix section is also helpful, as it includes a list of additional PBL resources and ready-to-use project documents and protocols.  Download the pdf here.

3 responses to Project-Based Learning

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!
    I AM REALLY PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS ONLINE FORUM.
    IT WILL BE VERY USEFUL TO ALL OF US TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES IN THE FIELD OF ICT IN EDUCATION.
    WITH WARM REGARDS!
    AJANTHA

  2. Project Based Learning is a effective way of learning. Students engage actively in teaching and learning process, share their ideas with fellow friends.

    regards
    Anson Liew

  3. will come up with some ideas to incorporate with the national curriculum of SK soon. glad that i ‘m a member here!