It’s no secret that in today’s complex world, students face unparalleled demands as they prepare for university, careers and active citizenship. But those demands won’t be met without a fundamental shift from traditional, teacher-centred instruction toward more innovative, student-centred teaching and learning. For schools ready to make such a shift, project-based learning (PBL) offers a proven framework to help students be better equipped to tackle future challenges.
Project Based Teachers encourage active questioning, curiosity and peer learning; create learning environments in which every student has a voice; and have mastery of content but are also comfortable responding to students’ questions by saying, “I don’t know. Let’s find out together.”
In Project Based Teaching, Suzie Boss and John Larmer build on the framework for Gold Standard PBL originally presented in Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning and explore the seven practices integral to Project Based Teaching:
For each practice, the authors present a wide range of practical strategies and include teachers’ reflections about their classroom experiences.
This book and a related series of free videos provide a detailed look at what’s happening in PBL classrooms from the perspective of the Project Based Teacher. Let’s find out together.