What are the essential steps in project-based learning, especially those steps involved in student-directed PBL?
Self-directed project-based learning is an awesome learning experience for everyone, giving students choice and voice in the PBL design and execution processes. But what steps do they need to take? What steps do YOU need to take as a facilitator? Read on!
7 Common Student-Led Project-Based Learning Challenges and Troubleshooting Tips
I have been a high school experiential educator for over a decade, and my dominant approach has been self-directed project-based learning. Students design and execute their projects from start to finish with my guidance. But it's not perfect. That is the reality.
Favorite Classroom Project Based Learning Materials that Nurture Powerful Student-Led PBLs
Student-led project-based learning doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive, challenging, or time-consuming to set up.
Self-directed PBL is, however, a very unique learning experience, and the classroom or homeschool should be set up in a way that is conducive to self-direction and the distinct elements of project-based learning.
There are not specific classroom project-based learning materials required for student-led PBL, but I do have some suggestions for general supplies that do nurture these experiences. Let’s dive in.
Project-based learning is powerful and potentially life-changing for learners, offering them the chance to experience deep and meaningful learning experiences while also building essential skills.
To provide innovative educational resources for educators, parents, and students, that go beyond lecture and worksheets.
Sara Segar, experiential life-science educator and advisor, curriculum writer, and mother of two.