CREATIVITY AND PROJECT BASED LEARNING
In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking).
Research studies have demonstrated that PBL can:
• be more effective than traditional instruction in increasing academic achievement on annual state-administered assessment tests.
• be more effective than traditional instruction for long-term retention, skill development and satisfaction of students and teachers
• be more effective than traditional instruction for preparing students to integrate and explain concepts.
• improve students’ mastery of 21st-century skills.
• be especially effective with lower-achieving students.
PBL can be the catalyst for an engaging learning experience and create a
context for a powerful learning community focused on achievement, self-mastery,
and contribution to the community. I have used PBL as a key instruction
technique to teach my students 21st century skills.