Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Project Based Learning

At Pacific American Academy, we use Project Based Learning to enrich the lives of our students.

Students are asked to answer a question or find a solution to a problem while working with peers.  This requires students to work with one another, share ideas, and think critically.  

According to the Buck Institute for Education, "In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations."

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