1. What is PBL?
PBL, or project-based learning, is an inquiry-based teaching and learning method. Students choose a complex question or problem to answer, and then work toward solutions. These topics are often real-world based, addressing issues in the school, community, or on a larger scale. Project-based learning is hands-on, student-driven and engaging.
2. Why use PBL in Yellow Springs Schools?
Project-Based Learning has been proved to help students develop skills that align with the values of the Yellow Springs community. Students learn to be collaborative, critical thinkers, and agents of change. Through project-based learning, students practice skills that will help them to be leaders and to make an impact on their community locally, nationally and globally.
3. How does PBL work?
PBL is learning through doing. It involves engaging students with authentic problems. It requires students to be given an opportunity and the support to explore the problem and identify solutions or answers. Next students create, critique, revise, and reflect upon their answers, ideas, or products. Finally, student learning, and any evidence of that learning is made public in an exhibition of some kind.
4. Do students still learn content standards with PBL?
Within project-based learning, our teachers still cover all the required content standards with students. and Students learn the important concepts that make up any education, like literacy, math, science, social studies, fine arts, foreign languages, and other subjects.