Project Based Learning

Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered education pedagogy that is based on the belief that students experience Deeper Learning when they are acquiring knowledge by exploring real-world challenges and problems.

High Tech High in San Diego was established as a model PBL learning environment. The key to PBL is defining purpose, the ‘why’ of learning, and then challenging students to learn through a creative process.

Purpose Driven Learning is an amplification of PBL which challenges educators to understand the purpose of the learning from the student’s perspective, a purpose that is often beyond the classroom

This learning approach is based on the learning theories of Jean Piaget and others.

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