The 5 key features of project-based learning

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There are a boatload of trends that come and go in the world of education. Correspondence courses, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), iPads, and more. Whether you’re a student, teacher, administrator, parent, or someone passionate about education, you’ve probably never heard of most of the trends out there. The ones just listed are actually probably the only ones you HAVE heard of, come to think of it.

There is one education trend that is, well, trending. It’s called project-based learning (some refer to it as PBL) and it’s essentially a way to organize in-classroom learning around dedicated projects that the students oversee and are responsible for completing. There are keys to mastering PBL if you’re a teacher and the always great Edutopia has assembled a quick video that explains exactly what the keys are. Below is a fun little graphic we adapted for this video if watching videos isn’t your thing (or you don’t have the time right now).

The 5 Key Features Of Project-Based Learning

Getting students actively engaged and having them take ownership of their learning makes them lifelong learners. It gets them thinking before, during, and after their time in the classroom.

project based learning keys

There are a lot of big (and small) trends that we’re trying to keep an eye on. The world of education is constantly evolving and it’s one of the big things Daily Genius focuses on. If you want to be in the know, follow @DailyGenius or check out the very cool Monthly Genius Box coming soon to an inbox near you!

Jeff Dunn is an education and technology lover who has worked in far too many industries to count. Okay, like maybe 5 or 6. Jeff can indeed count that high but it's not recommended. Jeff also likes to write bios in the third-person.
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