Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which “students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.”
In practice this means students work on a project over time – from a week up to a term – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question.
Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation for a real audience. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication in the context of doing an authentic, meaningful project. PBL unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers.