Definition: Project-based learning in a pedagogical practice that allows students to learn while doing. It creates real world problems for students to solve and allows them to engage collaboratively with their peers. This learning happens in class and the teaching happens during the project based on the need of the learners. It can be whole-group or small-group depending on the needs. Project-based learning is both formative and summative.

Project-based learning is NOT project-based assessment which is when we assign a project to be done largely outside of the classroom and is submitted as a summative assessment.

Sample Alternative Assessment:

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Additional Reading for PBL (whole books):

Skills Associated with PBL:

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