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Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning (PBL) helps preschool and school-age children learn by engaging in meaningful long-term projects in the real world. Children learn by doing rather than studying. PBL sparks creativity and encourages innovation and problem-solving. This practice is a learning-by-doing approach, and it helps students take ownership of their own educational development.

Children work on one project for a week or longer. They work to solve a real-world problem or answer a challenging question. Working on long-term projects helps deepen their knowledge of the subject matter. Children usually feel more confident when solving difficult problems.

When they finish the project, they present their solutions and ideas to a real audience. The experience teaches important knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

PBL teaches children critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Skills Developed in Project-Based Learning:

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Scientific exploration
  • Real-world experience
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Innovation

 

Sources:

https://www.pblworks.org/

https://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/09/what-parents-need-to-know-about-project-based-learning/

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Seven_Essentials_for_Project-Based_Learning.aspx

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