Unit 2: Benefits of Project-Based Learning

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Objectives

  • The participant will list the benefits of project-based learning
  • The participant will evaluate the benefits of project-based learning through real-life examples
  • The participant will reflect on why they want to include project-based learning in their classroom

What are the benefits of PBL

1. increased motivation because students "own the questions" and spend more time working on projects outside of school 2. increased autonomy as students become more responsible and self-directed learners 3. increased achievement as students practice higher levels of thinking through direct application of factual knowledge in making interpretations, conclusions, and critical judgments (Fleming, 2002)



Extended Resources

Fleming, D. S. (2002). A Teachers Guide to Project-Based Learning. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated.