Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Top 10 Benefits of Project Based Learning

Top 10 Benefits of Project Based Learning

Project based learning uses meaningful and extensive student-centered projects as a means to teach and assess.

1. Students take full responsibility for their learning

2. Allows for an inquiry based approach

3. Encourage students to become independent workers

4. Has an active role of transmitting information vs. a passive role

5. Students learn to work in a community, thereby taking on social responsibilities

6. Improves self-esteem

7. Promotes better work habits and attitudes toward learning

8. Supports development of critical thinkers

9. Meets the varied social, emotion, and academic needs of a diverse group

10. Establishes students lifelong learners

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