Project-Based Learning Model

Pacific Education Institute has done it again! They have created yet another wonderful resource for science educators- The Project-Based Learning Model: Relevant Learning for the 21st Century. This document provides resources and examples for an 8 Step model for how to conduct project-based learning. The steps include:

  1. Describe the ecosystem
  2. Determine and define the problem
  3. Research the problem
  4. Stakeholder description
  5. Propose possible solutions
  6. Develop a plan: Identify, Plan, and Reflect on your project
  7. Implement the plan
  8. Summarize, Evaluate, and Reflect

Some things I really appreciate about this model are:

– based in life science context… seems like many PBL resources are set in a physical science context

– based on the practices from the new Framework for K-12 Science Education

– FREE and easy to download!

– The bibliography, glossary, and appendices are very helpful

– seems to align nicely with the 7 Essentials for Project-Based Learning from Educational Leadership 2010

I’m interested to hear what others think of this resource.

One response to “Project-Based Learning Model

  1. Thanks for the resource Kirk!

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