Project-Based Learning can happen in many ways and the product and outcome may not be what is expected, but the process is where the learning is most powerful.
- Student Choice and Creativity that empowers and inspires the students to own their own learning and engage deeply in the project.
- Tackles Relevant Issues and importance beyond the classroom.
- Exemplary Models by other students, teachers, or professionals, to set criteria for high-quality work and set strategies to attain them.
- Incorporates Hands-On Work, such as: art, technology, or processes- related to the discipline.
- Lasting Learning of a deeper learning skill, idea, or way of thinking that is relevant to students’ lives, their futures, and transforms who they are as human beings.
- Mirrors Real-World Work of professionals in craft, process, or skill (e.g. historians, writers, mathematicians, artists).
- Moves Beyond Classroom in purpose, audience, or contribution to community.
You can read the full article by Bob Lenz on Edutopia HERE.