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Experiential Learning

Project or Project-Based Learning

August 27, 2020

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic and complex question.

Type of Experiential Learning: Work-Integrated Learning/Community-Based Learning

What does it look like?

Project-Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Benefits

Students and Families

  • Provides opportunity for exploration for students interested in experience, skills, and requirements related to an interest, passion, or opportunity

Employers and Community

  • Can promote youth engagement and heighten the profile of community, work, or an interest that serves as the focus for the project
  • Develops interest and further exploration related to a workplace or community opportunity

Educators

  • Provides meaningful, curriculum-related experience for students
  • Can promote student engagement/motivation/collaboration

Considerations

Students and Families

  • Promotes exploration of the opportunities and relevance of studies to areas of interest
  • May be particularly engaging for those who appreciate more in-depth opportunity to learn and explore

Employers and Community

  • May require liaison with educators to encourage a safe, meaningful, and engaging experience for all participants

Educators

  • Allows for close work with other partners, particularly students, to make curricular connections within projects

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