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Project Based Learning Defined

Author: Ashley Sweatt

In this lesson, you will analyze the theories and application of project based learning

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Notes on "Project-Based Learning Defined"


(00:00 - 00:12) Introduction

(00:13 - 00:23) What Will You Learn Today?

(00:24 - 01:40) What is the Theory Behind Project-Based Learning?

(01:41 - 02:39) What is Project-Based?

(02:40 - 03:09) What Did You Learn Today?

(03:10 - 03:45) Reflection


Additional Resources

Project-Based and Problem-Based: The same or different?

This page provides a comprehensive explanation of the similarities and differences between Project Based Learning and Problem Based Learning. This is a helpful resource as there are subtle differences between these two approaches that share the same acronym.

The Buck Institute 

This is a comprehensive website dedicated to Project Based Learning including resources and examples. The landing page of this site provides an overview of project based learning. By clicking on your role, you will find additional readings and resources to support you with implementation and/or understanding of Project Based Learning.

Project Based Learning Checklists

These are checklists for teachers to use as they design project based lessons. By clicking on your grade level and teaching area, you will have access to a Rubistar form that will help you build your project based lesson and measurement tool.